Effects of the Orff Music Teaching Method on Creative Thinking Abilities

  • Rong - Jyue Fang
  • Hung-Jen Yang
  • C. Ray Diez
  • Hua-Lin Tsai
  • Chi-Jen Lee
  • Tien-Sheng Tsai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 27)


This study starts with the area of arts and humanities, integrates sentiment and rationality, and emphasizes fostering the abilities of creative thinking. Quasi-experimental research was adopted to examine the effects of the Orff music teaching method on creative thinking abilities, and the method was implemented on the experimental group. The Torrance Test of Creative Thinking was used for the pre-test and post-test, and it was found after analyzing the covariance data that the Orff music teaching method has positive influences on children’s creative thinking abilities. The fluency, flexibility, and originality of their creative thinking increased significantly. There are suggestions for future research.


Teaching Method Learning Motivation Creative Thinking Language Ability Music Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rong - Jyue Fang
    • 1
  • Hung-Jen Yang
  • C. Ray Diez
  • Hua-Lin Tsai
  • Chi-Jen Lee
  • Tien-Sheng Tsai
  1. 1.Department of Information ManagementSouthern Taiwan University of TechnologyTaiwan, ROC

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