Flow-Theory-Based Strings Education

Flow-Theory-Based Strings Education

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3359-8.ch001


This chapter provides a foundation for string teachers and students of bowed-strings instruments to understand the conceptual framework of flow theory-based strings pedagogy. The chapter outlines flow theory and introduces flow indicators in musical activities (FIMA). These flow indicators are used to observe and analyze strings learner's flow experience. The chapter also describes the author's introduction to flow theory and subsequent adaptation of the concept in constructing an approach to strings education.
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The Flow Theory-Based Strings Education

Pedagogical problems during string teaching occur once teachers and caregivers overlook the exploratory nature of children’s learning experiences on string instruments. Csikszentmihalyi (1990) describes as follows:

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