basic human tendencies that assist the natural development of all human
Knowing and understanding these human tendencies helps guide
parents and teachers in preparing both the home and/or learning
environment for their children.
Children who have been raised in
environments prepared according to the basic human tendencies, tend to
be secure, healthy, and happy children who pursue activities and life
with little hesitation and lots of energy.
Consider the following
basic human tendencies when preparing the environment for your
- Orientation: People want to know
their place in the world. They want to know how the people and things
in it compare to themselves, to understand where they fit in.
Chaos and confusion are unsettling. Therefore humans try to find
patterns and classification systems so that they can make sense of the
- Exploration: Human beings are naturally curious. Through
exploration and investigation they learn from their discoveries.
There is a natural desire to communicate. Regardless of the culture or
time period, human beings have shared experiences and exchanged
- Work: Throughout history humans
have shown the ability and willingness to work and strive for not only
survival, but improvement in life.
Active involvement with the surrounding environment allows people to
learn and further their self-development.
Humans perceive when things don't fit together. When this happens, they
adjust, refine, and improve.
All humans learn through practice. This repetition allows them to reach
closer to perfection.
There is a connection between learning and doing. Humans work with
their hands to establish the connection between their mind and their
- Abstraction & Creativity: Humans have an
ability to draw conclusions, conceptualize, synthesize &
from experiences in the real world. They can imagine that which does not exist, and can
think beyond the concrete and real.
Healthy human beings have a natural desire to improve. They find
satisfaction in their own personal growth and want to perfect