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 call for papers and further details will be posted on this site in August 2019. Watch this space! Photo: Andrew Collin via Flickr, unaltered (cc-by-2.0)

Edinburgh Froebel Network Conference 21 Sept 2019

Froebel: Gifts for our future 11, Looking Inwards, Looking Outwards, Looking Forwards The Edinburgh Froebel Network conference, sponsored by the Froebel Trust will be held on 21st September 2019 at the University of Edinburgh. Places are limited to 300, so please book early to avoid disappointment. For further information and to download a booking form, plea...

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…)

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 & Louie 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 Pow...

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...

CFP: 8th International Froebel Society Conference (6-8 Sept 2018 in Hiroshima)

The 8th International Froebel Society Conference will be held from 6-8 September 2018 in Hiroshima, Japan. The conference is organized by the Japanese Society for the Study of Pestalozzi and Froebel and co-organized by Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen University. The 2018 conference theme is Education for peace: Froebelian contributions at global and local level. The call for papers ...

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