The sustainable didactics of physical activities


  • Antonio Borgogni


The topic of the sustainability of the physical education and sport didactics
is largely underrepresented in the scientific literature. Following the overall
description of the sustainability paradigm, the article outlines, through interdisciplinar references and sketching four periods since 1870, a historiography
attempt of the relationships among concepts of the body, physical activities,
pedagogical, and scientific thoughts. The fifth period, starting from
2000, points out the foundations of the sustainable didactics as science aiming
to safeguard the future practises. In this period, the theoretical references
are described along with the enlargement of the sport and physical
activities, reciprocally connected with contemporary definitions of the
body; conclusively, some examples deal with the correlation between theoretical
and didactical matters.



How to Cite

Borgogni, A. (2017). The sustainable didactics of physical activities. Formazione & Insegnamento, 14(1 Suppl.), 119–132. Retrieved from