Happening Now: IFS 9th Biennial Conference (Online, 1-4 June 2021)

We're pleased to announce that our 9th Biennial Conference, originally planned for June 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland, has been rescheduled for 1-4 June 2021 as an online conference. Read on for details! Froebel 2021: Visions of Social Justice, Equity and Integrity in the Year of Childhood Social justice, equity and integrity are terms that often appear in twenty-first-cen...

New Book: Tina Bruce’s Friedrich Froebel. A Critical Introduction to Key Themes and Debates (2021)

From the publisher's website: "This book considers the origins of Froebelian early childhood education providing context to the development of his theories and ideas, critically examines the key themes of this philosophy of education and explores the relevance of Froebelian practice today. Tina Bruce reflects on central aspects of Froebelian philosophy of education: the import...

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 ...

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...

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