Pere Vergés Farrés (1896-1970): A Pedagogue of Leisure-Sport Competitions
Pere Vergés was one of the most prominent pedagogues in the New School’s movement to update education. In Catalonia, together with figures such as Rosa Sensat, Artur Martorell and Alexandre Galí, he contributed to a vision of education centred on sensitivity, the child and their autonomy. The subject of this study is Pere Vergés. It is intended to provide a new vision alongside the existing studies focused on the competitive-sports field. Using a methodology based on the analysis of primary sources, along with a complete set of references that have examined the subject, we conclude that Vergés showed a distinctive and unique character in his pedagogy. Contrary to the postulates of non-competition in the New School movements, yet while maintaining this idea of renewal, he included educational competition as a singular element.