Development of preschoolers’ musical abilities by means of the K. Orff's method: theoretical aspects

Keywords: musical education, creativity, musical abilities, playing music, the K.Orff's method.

Abstract

The article reveals the problem of forming a comprehensively developed child’s personality by means of musical art. The development of the child, his or her formation as a person is a significant problem of preschool education. One of the ways to achieve this goal is to involve children in the process of music education, which has a great impact on child development. The purpose of the article is to reveal the influence of the Karl Orff’s concept of music education on the preschoolers’ musical abilities. Research methods at the scientific and theoretical level include: method of analysis – the analysis of scientific and methodological literature, methods of teaching music, methods of synthesis and generalization; system analysis – to display the basic components of the methodology.

The results. On the basis of the conducted analysis, the principles of the pedagogical approach of Karl Orff and features of aesthetic education of children in the conditions of the given system were defined. Since preschool education requires new approaches in the context of the development of preschoolers by means of musical art, it is advisable to introduce the K. Orff’s method in the educational process of preschool institution. Moreover it is proved that the presence of music in the educational process opens opportunities for the harmonious development of preschool children. K. Orff’s musical and pedagogical approach is a concentrated carrier of the ideas of humanistic pedagogy, pedagogy of the freedom of creative personality.

Conclusions. K. Orff’s method is spreading and influencing the music education of Ukraine, involving Ukrainian culture in the educational process, using folk and children’s songs, elementary music, which is an act of elementary self-expression, to which man is adapted by nature. Consequently, the K. Orff’s methods is universal, flexible and open, which allows us to combine its principles with various methods of music education, which is spread and successfully used in preschool institution; and the creation of special pedagogical conditions, the use of aesthetic techniques and musical means in the classroom with the active participation of children helps them to keep the dominance of positive emotions, significantly increases motivation for learning and music, has an effective impact on motor, speech, communication and psychological development.

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Author Biography


Oksana Mkrtichian, H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University

Oksana Mkrtichian
Doctor of Philosophy in Pedagogy (Ph.D), Associate Professor,
Doctoral student of the Department of Pedagogy,
H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University,
29, Alchevsky str., Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61002
E-mail: mkrtichan79@gmail.com
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4962-3631

Published
2020-11-24
How to Cite
Mkrtichian, O. (2020). Development of preschoolers’ musical abilities by means of the K. Orff’s method: theoretical aspects. Professional Education: Methodology, Theory and Technologies, (12), 128-144. https://doi.org/10.31470/2415-3729-2020-12-128-144