Effects of E. L. Thorndike's theory of connectionism rudiments on developing cello playing skills for beginners


3rd International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY), İstanbul, Turkey, 10 - 13 October 2012, vol.69, pp.298-305 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 69
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.11.413
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.298-305
  • Keywords: Connectionism, Cello, Education
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Problem Statement: Early traditions of cello playing developed in Europe in the 19th century with cellists such as Bernhard Romberg, Friedrich Dotzauer, Sebastian Lee and Carl Schroder. Numerous schools have interpreted cello education in different ways since then. However, the older cello teaching methods currently being used in many schools raise an interesting dilemma in contemporary cello education. The problem how we adapt the instructions of the 19th century traditions into the psychological and educational needs of the today's students seems very important.