Orff Schulwerk pedagogy offers music and movement educators an approach that is not bound to any one environment or target group, and it believes in everybody's learning potential. Orff pedagogy is based on the belief in the importance of leaving room for the teacher's own skills, ideas, creativity, innovation, and learning.
JaSeSoi’s courses are based on Guidelines for Music and Movement Education, extended studies in Orff-Schulwerk Finland. The Guidelines are made in connection with the international Orff-Schulwerk Forum’s Recommendations and Guidelines for Level Courses.
The main element in the course is to support the pedagogical growth of every participant. The training offers practical and extensive ideas on teaching of music and movement, based on the Orff-Schulwerk pedagogy, and promotes the versatile development of one’s pedagogical and musical skills.
Participating and completing the course
You can participate in the course starting from “Orff one”. Progression in the programme is based on the spiral principle, meaning that different areas are covered several times through various processes. One’s own experience is the starting point, followed by more in-depth applications. You can start from “Orff one” even though you are an experienced Orff pedagogue.
JaSeSoi’s plan is to make an adapted study structure for the international participants. They will study partly with the Finnish students (translated into English) and partly as its own group (sessions in English).
Orff I = 6 days
Orff II = 6 days
Orff III = 6 days
Final seminar = 2 days
The music and movement education programme Orff I, II and III is equivalent to 20 ECTS credits (one credit in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, or ECTS, is equivalent to 26 hours of study). JaSeSoi can not give university credits.
Participants completing Orff III will get a certification. Orff I and Orff II students will also receive a certificate acknowledging participation and number of course hours. After the Orff I and Orff II courses there will be assignments so that participants may try out in their own contexts what they have learned in the course. Orff III includes a teaching practicum, making a video and a written work.
Teachers in 2020: Soili Perkiö, Christa Coogan, Elisa Seppänen, Markku Kaikkonen, Mikko Seppänen, Tero Pajunen and Taavi Lehtonen.