Movement: A Language for Growing

Dolors Cañabate

Jordi Colomer

Javier Olivera Betrán

*Corresponding author: Dolors Cañabate

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Cañabate, D., Colomer, J., & Olivera, J. (2018). Movement: A Language for Growing. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 134, 146-155.



This scientific article presents the summarized contributions from the Movement and Language Workshops held at the University of Girona, as well as the projections derived from the intellectual spirit of generating scientific debate and the contributions from the open discussions. Movement must grow in an integral way, and it is a basic language that can articulate a kind of innovative and critical education imbued with emotional intelligence. It also allows active methodologies to be defined and applied in order to enhance and develop the competencies, skills and abilities at school which should promote individual, school, family and social ecosystems. Movement integrates the development of the aspects of intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships that contribute to an individual’s success and happiness. Likewise, the neuroscientific foundations that support the construction of movement which allows for relationships, actions and creativity are discussed. Based on this, the authors of this paper posit the need to develop motor skills as one of the key competencies at schools and other educational centers by incorporating the associated competencies of dance and all the arts to empower creativity and emotional learning.

Keywords: Language, Motor Skills, Motricity, Movement, Neuroscience, School.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: January 8, 2018

Accepted: Mayo 12, 2018

Published: October 01, 2018