We seek to change that.
As an organisation of educators, university-based researchers, and early years providers, the IFS provides an international forum for the development of the principles of child-centred and play-based educational theory and practice, especially but not exclusively those associated with the inventor of the Kindergarten, Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852).
With the IFS as patron, The Thuringia (Germany) Froebel Association and JugendSozialwerk Nordhausen e. V. are hosting a number of events in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Froebel's first educational institution, “Allgemeine Deutsche Er...Read More
Researchers Shayna Cook and Abbie Lieberman report on the results of their investigations into whether and how US elementary school principals (primary school head teachers) understand play as learning. The news is not good! As Cook and Lieberman report, "the...Read More
Thanks to our conference organizers, especially Andrea Matheis and others at the Fröbelseminar in Kassel, and the many participants for making the IFS 7th Biennial Conference such a marvellously productive and enjoyable event! Watch this space for a ...Read More
Oxford University Press has published a new book by renowned historian (and IFS plenary speaker) Professor Emerita Ann Taylor Allen entitled The Transatlantic Kindergarten: Education and Women's Movements in Germany and the United States (2017) As the Press...Read More
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