Elements of Conductive Education:Part I, the Conductor

There are five important elements to facilitate the process of Conductive Education:

1.      The conductor

2.      The programme

3.      The task series

4.      Intention / Rhythmical Intention

5.      The group

The Conductor is the professional who delivers the program. Conductors have an intensive four year University based ‘hands on’ professional training where they learn how to observe each person’s performance and modify the program and timetable according to their needs.

They are responsible for the initial assessment, organization and delivering the program and also create situations that encourage learning and problem solving. Conductors concentrate on the positive aspects to ensure that the individual experiences success and feels the effort is purposeful and worthwhile.

Personally I like to give positive feedback to the kids all the time, even if they couldn’t do their best. To give an example, when a child cannot perform a task perfectly, I try to encourage him by saying next time; if you try to do your best a bit more, it will work. And I also tell him he did another task well.

Conductors use ‘hands off’ philosophy which means that they assist the child physically to learn movements that require skill and sensitivity but allow the child to understand the movement required, initiate that movement and thus be as independent as possible in the execution of that movement, experiencing success.

 

 

 

 

One of the best moments in my life. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the next post of the series, I will describe the programme used in Conductive Education.

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  4. Anne
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 20:33:41

    Hi there.

    First of all I would like to say that I am happy to see that there is someone else writing about CE. I do enjoy reading other peoples opinion as they make me question mine. As you know as a conductor (as any human being)you always learn and I appreciate every opportunity.

    I do however, disagree with some things you said and I think to move Conductive Education forward, us – as a Conductive Community- should start to discuss different opinions and views. It gives us the chance to understand each other and present ourselves more united to the people outside this community.

    Anyway, you can read my whole comment on my blog: http://movingaheadconductiveconsulting.blogspot.com/2011/03/realistic-feedback-aids-intelligent.html

    Please, feel free to express more of your view. I would be very interested to learn. And do keep up writing your blog – its very important and rather rare in our world.

    Regards,
    Aenna

    PS. How do I read the other comments that have been posted??

    Reply

  5. vajdaizabella
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 22:18:51

    Hi Anne!

    Thank you very much for the comment. I’m happy to hear from you and that you liked my blog. I had a look at your blog and I will follow it from now. I absolutely agreed with you that we should discuss our opinions and I’m happy you have found me. Please keep in touch and share our experience. It would be great to read about your views on what I’m writing!

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