Call for Papers: Finding Froebel (Global Education Review, deadline 15 Nov 2020)

Call for Papers: Finding Froebel: National and Cross-National Pedagogical Paths in Froebelian Early Childhood Education Editors: Dr Lynn J. McNair, Cowgate Under-5s Centre and Edinburgh University, Scotland; Dr Teresa K. Aslanian, University of South-Eastern Norway and Dr Sacha Powell, The Froebel Trust, England. In recent years, there has been an international resurgenc...

‘So far from home’: Tracing the endeavours of three Froebel trained teachers from Edinburgh, who migrated to New Zealand in the early 20th century

A project by Kerry Bethell and Helen May The International Froebel Society (IFS) conference planned in Edinburgh for June 2020 was cancelled due to the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic including the shut down of international travel and the ‘lockdown’ of countries. (( http://www.ifsfroebel.com [retrieved 25th March 2020] Day one of NZ national lockdown )) As long-time attendees ...

IFS 9th Biennial Conference (Edinburgh, June 2020)

--- Theme: Froebel 2020: Visions of social justice, equity and integrity Social justice, equity and integrity are terms that often appear in twenty-first-century discussions of early childhood education and care (ECEC), but what do they mean and how might they be enacted in specific settings, particular locations, individual cultures and nations? What answers might be gl...

New: Irish Froebel Network

Colleagues at Maynooth University's Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood are working to create an Irish Froebel Network to promote Froebelian practice in Ireland. Practitioners in Early Childhood and Primary sectors are especially welcome to participate. For information and updates, please contact Séamie Ó Néill at seamie.oneill@mu.ie.

Bursaries for Student Presenters at IFS 2020: Apply by 8 March.

The Froebel Trust has allocated funds to enable students to present papers at the International Froebel Society’s Biennial Conference, which will be held in Edinburgh from 3-6 June 2020. If you are a student (full-time or part-time) and will present a paper (or other refereed contribution) at the IFS conference in Edinburgh, you may apply for a bursary from The Froebel Trus...

POSTPONED: IFS 2020 Conference in Edinburgh

(17 March 2020) To all IFS conference participants, colleagues and friends, It is with regret that we announce the postponement of the 9th Biennial Conference of the International Froebel Society, which was scheduled to take place in June 2020 in Edinburgh. The IFS Executive Committee has taken this decision in view of the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to...

Archives Spotlight: The Ida Seele Archive (Dillingen/Donau, Germany)

'Froebelian Work Schools' circa 1930. (Wikimedia: Manfi.B. CC BY-SA 4.0) The Ida Seele Archive in Dillingen an der Donau in southern Germany was founded in 1993 and has been developed ever since as an incomparable archive of Froebelian education. A private, volunteer-run archive, it was founded and compiled by a coalition of individuals and organizations representing many f...

Podcast: Froebel’s Gifts on 99 Percent Invisible

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/froebels-gifts/ 

Gifts for our Future 11: Valeria Scacchi on Edinburgh Froebel Network’s September 2019 Conference

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 to come. I have never been that far north (geographically) before, a very good friend of mine came to Edinburgh not lon...

Save the Date: IFS 9th Biennial Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland (June 3-6, 2020)

Our next biennial conference will take place June 3-6, 2020 at the University of Edinburgh, in beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland. The conference theme is 'Froebel 2020: Visions of social justice, equity and integrity', and the call for papers and further details will be posted on this site in the third week of November 2019. Watch this space! (Update: our 2020 Conference CfP is no...

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