Dal gesto alla parola. Riflessioni intorno alla “postura” dell’educare


  • Ivano Gamelli




body, gesture, posture, voice, education


The body is the focal point of all knowledge. Knowledge is always a knowledge of the body. The educational relationship is a relationship between bodies. Words have a body, the writing has a body, the tongue is a motor act. Despite all this, the educating body size is still not thematized by pedagogical reflection. Referring to the perspective inaugurated by the pedagogy of the body, the essay aims to reflect on the constituent aspects of a bodily vision of educational processes, developing its own reflection on the concept of "posture", to extend its meaning, and not just metaphorically, way beyond the narrow semantic spaces which the biomechanical paradigm has long relegated. A reflection that weaves knowledge and interdisciplinary awareness, to try to unravel as in gesture (of touch, of seeing, of listening, of voice) lies much more than educating the sense of what we tend to grant him reductively.



How to Cite

Gamelli, I. (2016). Dal gesto alla parola. Riflessioni intorno alla “postura” dell’educare. Ricerche Di Pedagogia E Didattica. Journal of Theories and Research in Education, 11(1), 99–113. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1970-2221/6215



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