Froebel in Childhood Practice (Midlothian): Results from the First Cohort

Report by Jacqueline Matthew The first cohort of Froebel in Childhood Practice students in completed their course in May 2018 receiving their certificates from Lynne McNair, OBE and Jane Whinnet, MBE at an enjoyable ceremony held in the historic Scottish Mining Museum. As part of their final assessment, the students each designed a poster describing and illustra...

A Report on the 2018 IFS Conference in Hiroshima, Japan, by Dr Stella Louis

Last year, I had the most wonderful opportunity to co-present at the 8th International Froebel Society (IFS) Conference in Hiroshima, 6th-8th September 2018, with my dear friend, colleague and mentor, Professor Tina Bruce and her husband Professor Ian Bruce.  (more…)

Register Now: Froebel Trust Conference in London on 2 March 2019

Save the date for the Froebel Trust's 2019 Conference, to be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:15-16:00 at Grove House, Froebel College, University of Roehampton in London. The conference theme is Stories from Research and Practice.  Information about how to purchase tickets and a full outline of the day are available from the Froebel Trust's website).  Please direct inqui...

IFS-Deutschland Symposium (Frankfurt a.M./19-20 October 2018)

In cooperation with the University of Frankfurt's Department of Educational Sciences, the International Froebel Society-Germany (IFS-D) invites participants to its 2018 symposium, to be held at the Goethe University of Frankfurt in Frankfurt am Main on the 19th and 20th of October, 2018.  The focus of this year's symposium is  "Fröbel und die Politik: Kindheitspädagogik und Pol...

New Book: Routledge Int’l Handbook of Froebel and Early Childhood Practice, Tina Bruce, Peter Elfer, Sacha Powell & Louise Werth, eds.

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 Froebel and Early Childhood Practice: Re-articulating Research and Policy, edited by Tina Bruce, Peter Elfer, Sacha Powell...

8th International Froebel Society Conference (Hiroshima, 6-8 Sept 2018)

The 2018 International Froebel Society conference was a rousing success!  We are extremely grateful to our colleagues at the Japanese Society for the Study of Pestalozzi and Froebel and at Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen University, who organized a terrific conference and served as our gracious hosts in Hiroshima. A report on the conference will appear here in due course; in the ...

New Book: Growing a Kindergarten Movement in Aotearoa New Zealand by Helen May & Kerry Bethell

NZCER Press has just published a new book by esteemed Froebelian historians and early years experts (and former IFS President) Helen May and Kerry Bethell entitled Growing a kindergarten movement in Aotearoa New Zealand: Its people, purposes and politics. This excellent volume traces the history of the nation's kindergarten movement from the earliest days of contact with Froebe...

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