From primitive physical practices to educational sport (I)

Javier Olivera Betrán

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Olivera Betrán, J. (2002). From primitive physical practices to educational sport (I). Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 67, 4.



In the begining of time primitve men concieved the first physical exercises as not directly involved ways in the process of survival, in which members of the group, specially the youngest ones, prepared themselves physicaly and cognitively for the fight for existance, rehearsed useful and pleasant patterns of behavior, they had fun, satisfied their instinctive movement necessities, performed cult acts and, this way, contributed to the formation of a group conscience and the socialization of all its members. In sum, primitive physical practices which prehistoric men developed in its free time developed a whole education system which was more or less conscious, which was vital to raise the level of their culture and accomplish the survival of the group and the human race. We plead for a formative process which will take us from the educative and cultural physical practices from the past to educative sport, in which this one constitutes a real formative practice of the current man. Sport education is fundamented in spot as a mean which contributes to the formation of the individual, since this one is not contituted in an edn in itself but becomes in an effective resource at the service of people. This sport, educative sport, must be configurated as a singular procedure of a renewing physical education the formal objective of which is the education of the perseon through motor conducts.


ISSN: 2014-0983

Published: January 01, 2002