Commonly, teaching of modern physical education has remained associated with the myth of pedagogical renewal. On this assumption we present, as an example, an unprecedented historical event that visualize the profound contradictions of contemporary physical education. Using sociogenetic analysis, we present a critique of the current teaching in physical education so for it to dispose of the underlying mechanisms that keep molding and restraining students’ consciences, depriving them of personal and social emancipation. This is the objective of this article. Based on a methodology centered on the analysis of documentary sources from the 19th century and the beginning of the twentieth century focusing on games –using the practice of the cornerball game as an example– and school physical Education, along with the study of the current main works on critical pedagogy, we suggest the building of a different physical education through reflective didactics of emancipation. One of these didactics may be what we call the Democratic complicity of resistance (CDR).
|Translated title of the contribution||The game of Cornerball, a pre-text of the past to create debate in the physical education of the present|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|