Special Issue "Physical Activity as a Means of Culture, Leisure and Free Time"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018) | Viewed by 51983
Interests: primary education; secondary education; university; teacher training; physical activity; innovation
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According to the RAE (The Royal Spanish Academy) dictionary, culture is defined as “the set of knowledge that allows somebody to develop their critical judgement”. Cultural heritage is the set of specific assets of a human group that are transmitted from one generation to the next. These assets reinforce their sense of community with their own identity, and are perceived by others as unique; among them, we can find: Art, music, food, landscape, sports, and life philosophy. Moreover, leisure time is used recreationally, sometimes to enjoy culture. Regarding tourism, it is an activity that usually takes place outside a usual place of residence, but it can also be carried out in the city where one lives, maybe to get to know cultural aspects of a city.
These concepts are part of educational innovation, especially in teaching training, aiming to improve the transmission of knowledge and the quality of life that this implies. Nowadays, in Smart Cities, it is easier to access culture that, together with an interdisciplinary nature, will ameliorate teacher training and culture that has to be transmitted to future students.
This Special Issue aims to bring culture and tourism closer to future teachers with the goal of reducing students’ lack of knowledge at different levels of education, in spite of being surrounded by a wide cultural and tourist heritage. Access to culture can be reached by different means, which is why going on foot is recommended in order to improve quality of life and to not pollute cities. We aim to demonstrate that these walking journeys may improve physical and mental health, help to relate to others, and to connect with culture. We invite you to contribute to this matter by presenting systematic and in-depth reviews of literature, case studies, or research articles based on scientific methods and innovative statistical analyses.Dr. Mª Luisa Zagalaz Sánchez
Dr. José Antonio Pérez Turpin
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- Culture, Tourism and Leisure
- Educational Innovation
- Smart Cities
- Quality of Life
- Physical Activity and Sports
- Teacher Training