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Abstract

Habit is on the wane in the discourse of education theory, although it still maintains great vitality in everyday discourse. It is fair to say that habit as a concept has been distorted by behaviorism. To remove the impact of behaviorism, we need to review and reconstruct the concept of habit. Habits shape “self” and also nourish virtue. Habits concern mind and body, which means they feature “corporeal nature” and “mental nature”. When in action, habits seem to exhibit a double law, but in effect follow a single law. Education plays an important role in habit formation. Education is the environmental factor of habit formation and it cultivates habits through earnest practice and careful deliberation. In addition, education is also an important approach to habit change.

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