Anthropological keys to personalized education and the homo gaudens as a model of man

Estanislao Martín Rincón.


Personalized Education is not a method of education or teaching, but a way of understanding education regarding the personal condition of man. Personalized Education in Spain has been built on a well defined image of man -that of the Christian philosophy- and follows a model of man that Victor García Hoz defines as homo gaudens, the man of joy. This image of man defines man as a corporeal-spiritual creature placed in the world as a person to be happy. The basic characteristics that distinguish the homo gaudens are: universality, reality vocation and optimism.


Key words: Happiness, Homo Gaudens, Joy, Personalized education, Victor García Hoz,

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