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Physical Education during the Renaissance

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Transcript of Physical Education during the Renaissance

Roger Asham (1515-1568)
professor at Cambridge in England, proclaimed the value of physical education as a preparation for war and as a means of resting the mind.
Vittorino da Feltra (1378-1446)
taught in the court schools of northern Italy and was believed to be one of the first teachers to combine physical and mental training in a school situation.
Pietro Vergerio (1349-1428)
of Padua and Florence wrote a treatise entiled De Ingenious Moribus.
objectives of physical education were good posture, body health and aid to learning.
Martin Luther (1483- 1546),
the leader of the protestant reformation, did not preach asceticism as a means of salvation.English Poet expresses his views on physical education in his Tractate Education.
Physical Education during the Renaissance
• The transitional period in history between the dark years of the medieval period and the beginning of modern times, the four-tenth period of the renaissance and was an age of great progress for humankind.

This Period is associated with such names as Petrarch, Boccaccio, Michaelangelo, Erasmus, da Vinci, da Gama, Columbus, Galelio, and Harvey.
Some outstanding leaders in the renaissance period who were responsible for spreading these beliefs concerning physical education and mentioned briefly.

Pope Pius II’s (1405-1464)
Francios Rabelais (1490-1553),
a French educational theorist, emphasized the objectives of physical welfare, the fact that physical education is an important part of education and aids in mental training and that it is good preparation for welfare.
John Milton (1608- 1674)
English Poet expresses his views on physical education in his Tractate Education.
• The Renaissance Period helped to interpret the worth of physical education to public in general.

The belief became prevalent that physical education is necessary for health, as a preparation for warfare,
as a means of developing the body.

However, the important contributions that physical education can make to the esthetic, social and moral life of society.
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