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 child-centred and play-based educational theories and practices, especially but not exclusively those associated with the inventor of the Kindergarten, Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852).
Our next biennial conference will take place June 3-6, 2020 at the University of Edinburgh, in beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland. The conference call for papers and further details will be posted on this site in October 2019. Watch this space! Photo: Andrew Co...Read More
The excellent architecture and design podcast 99 Percent Invisible dedicated an episode earlier this year to Froebel's Gifts. Both the audio version and a transcript are available from the podcast's website here: https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/fro...Read More
I arrived in Edinburgh on a very warm September day while one of the biggest Climate Change global strikes was in full force. As soon as I stepped out of the train station, after a very scenic journey through the length of England, I felt excited for what was...Read More
Routledge's International Handbooks series has published a new volume of essential reading for all those interested in the history, analysis, and practical implementation of Froebelian principles in education. The new Routledge International Handbook of Froe...Read More
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