International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 13, Part K (2015)
An analytical view of Vivekananda’s philosophy in physical education
Mritunjoy Das, Maitreyee Maity, Dr. Madhab Chandra Ghosh
“Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man.” Swami Vivekananda Education is a never ending dynamic process. The total Educational process will depends on philosophical thoughts and ideas. The total Educational process will influenced and guided by the knowledge of universe i.e. Philosophy. Just like Education, Physical Education has also been integral relationship with philosophical thoughts and ideas. The different aspect of physical education such as –aim and objectives, curriculum content, methodology, teacher-student relationship and evaluation process have been duly influenced by different traditional as well as modern Educational Philosophies. Swami Vivekananda, a philosopher, a humanist, a patriot, a great thinker and reformer of India was a follower of Idealism and he embraced that this universe is the manifestation of the ultimate spirit in his metaphysical approach. At the same time he uses to believe that the development of health and fitness is an essential part of the holistic development of personality. With his emphasis on participation in games and sports and other kind of physical activities before aiming for mental and spiritual development was its realistic approach. In final analysis his philosophical approach towards physical Education and sports has become ideal example of essentialism. Essentialism a modern branches of philosophy which has been developed by adopting or using the essential elements from both the basic school of philosophy –Idealism and pragmatism.
How to cite this article:
Mritunjoy Das, Maitreyee Maity, Dr. Madhab Chandra Ghosh. An analytical view of Vivekananda’s philosophy in physical education. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(13): 706-708.