How to Teach

creafon® - an interdisciplinary learning environment

Thinking, Acting, and being Creative across Disciplines

You can note music - and you can play music. Musical notation is a central basis of musical education in our classical music tradition and therefore an important content of music lessons. However, this tradition is also a reason why playing a musical instrument at schools often remains a matter of marginal importance. In many places it doesn't seem to be clear that one can play an instrument without knowing the traditional musical notation and that one can very well acquire musical knowledge by playing music without any notation. To be exact so learning the musical notation has actually more to do with mathematical subjects than with music - but who wants to play music in the math lessons?

creafon® wants to build bridges:
  • A bridge for learning to read and write music
  • A bridge between the theory and practice of elementary music theory
  • A bridge between independent exploring and playing music together with others
  • Bridges between different subjects and disciplinary patterns of thought
  • And a bridge enabling both musical and unmusical teachers as well as talented and untalented (if there are any) children to discover “new territory” enthusiastically.

Chapter 1: Constructing Knowledge

The inputs for thinking, which are presented here, take it for granted that learning is a construction process of the person involved in learning.

Chapter 2: Exploring Learning Environment

The reader is invited to explore the process of learning - with the aid of the play and learning material creafon® - and to go exploring in the field of learning.

Chapter 3: creafon® in Teaching

Using creafon® in classroom involves checking and broadening one's didactic concepts and at the same time learning to understand children as experts of learning.

You can download suggestions for applying creafon® in classroom here (for instant in German only)


Ein «Karneval» zum Experimentieren

An interesting report (D) in the newspaper “Der Sonntag”.

creafon app's

Experience the "Carnival of the Animals", based on the music written by Saint-Saëns. Fun for children as well as for adults!

Broadcast Radiofeature of Peter Jaeggi:
DRS2 aktuell

Would you like to experience different sounds and noises? Peter Jaeggi is moderating a radio braodcast about the world of senses at Rüttihubelbad.

creafon® in SENSORIUM in Rüttihubelbad

Since March 29, 2010 creafon® can be experienced in different forms at an exhibition in SENSORIUM im Rüttihubelbad.

Registration in SENSORIUM

Enjoy experimenting with the exiting wooden and metalic models!

creafon® now attains the US patent!