ERIC Number: ED053153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
Orff-Schulwerk: Design for Creativity. A Report of the Project "Creativity and Participation in Music Education."
Bellflower Unified School District, CA.
The objectives of this program were to: (1) engender a class environment in which invention and improvisation of student composition will be encouraged, (2) provide supporting learning experiences with fundamental movement techniques, and (3) illuminate basic elements of composition connecting the organization of space and sound in artistic expression. A pilot study had preceded program implementation, and the original staff was used. Orff-instrumentaria were employed, and four classes were utilized, scheduled on a twice-weekly basis. Three results of the program are: (1) The Orff-Schulwerk in the United States have a recognized career in the project--a philosophical foundation, experimental teaching laboratory, and professional support in teacher training and evaluation; (2) National cooperation and exchange of ideas among educators with Orff-Schulwerk has a possibility of real growth through a continuing quarterly; (3) International thinking and research exchange in Orff-Schulwerk was recognized to have effect on the American mainstream of educational planning for innovation in teacher training, teaching facilities, and teaching goals. (CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bellflower Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: Orff Method