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IOSFS CONVENTIONS
 

IOSFS CONVENTIONS, held every summer at the Orff Institute in Salzburg and 2020 - 2022 during the pandemic online, bring the international Orff-Schulwerk community together for three days of keynote speakers, presentations, interactive Come Together sessions, and discussion groups. In July 2023 the convention was held once again at the Orff Institute as well as online.

UPCOMING CONVENTION
 
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​Tuesday, 25 - Thursday, 27 June 2024

IOSFS CONVENTION
2024
Czech Republic
(in-person and online)

in collaboration with the

Faculty of Education, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

and the Czech Orff Society

(in-person and online)

PAST CONVENTIONS
 
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Monday, 18 - Thursday, 21 July 2023

DIVERSE VOICES

Addressing and Exploring Diversity and Inclusion in Orff Schulwerk

 
 
IOSFS CONVENTION 2023
 
 

Monday, 18 - Thursday, 21 July 2022

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CELEBRATING NATURE
IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
WITH ORFF-SCHULWERK

 

The artistic and educational potential of our natural and human-made environments

 
 
PLAY AND PLANNING IN

ORFF-SCHULWERK

Ways of developing creative learning processes

 
 
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Office-Konferenz

"LEGACY AND VISION" 

ABOUT OUR CONVENTIONS

International Conventions

Since 2011, the annual general meetings of the IOSFS have been developed into an international conference for delegates of the Orff-Schulwerk networks. Since 2012 each conference has had a special topic:

 

2012   Orff-Schulwerk between the Poles of Pragmatic Music and Dance Education and the Developing of the Whole Personality

2013   Orff-Schulwerk in Schools

2014   The Training of Orff Schulwerk Teachers.  International Convergence and/or Divergence?

2015   Interculturality in Elemental Music and Dance Education

2016   Effective Forms of Evaluation and Assessment in Elemental Music and Dance Education

2017   Encounters between Orff-Schulwerk and Modern Arts

2018   Orff-Schulwerk and Special Populations in Educational and Social Contexts

2019   Formats and Contexts of Orff-Schulwerk Education from Workshops to Courses to Higher Education

2020   Legacy and Vision

2021   Play and Planning in Orff-Schulwerk: Ways of developing creative learning processes

2022   Celebrating Nature in Teaching and Learning with Orff-Schulwerk: The artistic and educational potential of our natural and human-made environments

International Orff-Schulwerk Symposia

Every five years the IOSFS has organized an international symposium in cooperation with the Orff Institute, except in 2000.

 

1975   Orff-Schulwerk Today

1980   Proven Traditions and New Areas

1985   Orff-Schulwerk in the World of Tomorrow

1990   A Continuing Heritage

1995   The Inherent -The Foreign - In Common. Music and Dance Education as a Contribution to Intercultural Pedagogy

2000   Four Symposia:

  •  50 Years ‘Music for Children’, Traunwalchen, Germany

  •  Expression in Music and Dance Education, Orivesi, Finland          

  •   The Role of Orff-Schulwerk in Integrated and Community Education and Therapy, Munich, Germany

  •   Orff-Schulwerk in Life-long Learning, Rochester, USA

2006   In Dialogue. Elemental Music and Dance Education in Interdisciplinary Contexts

2011   50 Years Orff Institute

2016   Changes.  Elemental Music and Dance Education in the Changing World of Media

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