Carl Orff: Musical humanist

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Daniel C. Johnson, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Abstract: Beyond the obvious knowledge and skills imparted, education respects and enables students in ways that training does not. Composer Carl Orff articulated a central theme of his approach to education also known as Orff-Schulwerk, or schooling in music through active involvement when he wrote: “Anyone who has worked with children or young people in the spirit of Schulwerk will have discovered that it has a humanizing influence which transcends its musical function.” This paper is an exploration of the Schulwerk in terms of its humanizing potential as well as a comparison of the Schulwerk to humanism as articulated by Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers.

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Johnson, D. C. (2005/2006, ). Carl Orff: Musical humanist. International Journal of the Humanities, 3(8), 1-6. Retrieved from Readers must contact Common Ground for permission to reproduce.
Language: English
Date: 2006
Music, Humanism, Education, Humanism in music, Orff-Schulwerk, Music education, Music--Instruction and study, Music and children,
Humanism in music
Music education
Music--Instruction and study
Music and children

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