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Humanists and pedagogues of the Renaissance, theoretician followers of physical education


  • Dionisie Vladimir TURCU

    () (Alma Mater University of Sibiu, Romania)


The eighteenth century is the century of Realism. The Renaissance placed education in the center of culture and has drew the lines of a new human profile, which suited the needs of the bourgeois society. In this context, physical education had significant impact, returning to its rightful place after it had been removed during the middle Ages. Outcast of the educational system, physical education had found refuge in popular games and preparation of knighthood. Renaissance humanist culture bound the broken thread of classical antiquity, brought back physical exercise in the education of youth and became an important element of the educational process. Teachers of this period, however, were thinkers and theorists, but they could not always implement their ideas in practice. Specifying the role of physical education in schools will become a complex concern, finding the best fitting forms and methods will be the mission for intellectuals and pedagogues in the following centuries.

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  • Dionisie Vladimir TURCU, 2015. "Humanists and pedagogues of the Renaissance, theoretician followers of physical education," Alma Mater University journal, Alma Mater University jornal of Sibiu, vol. 8(2), pages 80-84, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:alm:journl:v:8:y:2015:i:2:p:80-84

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    Renaissance; teachers; physical education; culture; school.;

    JEL classification:

    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • Z11 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economics of the Arts and Literature


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