Educación Física y Ciencia (Dec 2014)

Action and cognition: a phisical education from present action

  • Bastian Moreno Molina

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 16, no. 2
pp. 1 – 9


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This paper aims at presenting a reflection on the biological principles of perception and action in living beings in general and humans in particular. The development of this study has the intention to make new theoretical advances in the understanding of human beings and in the formulation of body education focused on co-determination of the action and cognition beyond the traditional mechanistic body thesis of modern physical education. In order to do this, different research authors are recognized with special emphasis on the work of Francisco Varela, identifying key concepts to guide an enactive approach from a criticism to the representationalist program. Finally, general principles that describe body Education from enactivism are suggested.