International Froebel Society Conference 2023

International Froebel Society Conference 2023
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 09:00 to Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 18:00
Maynooth University

The 2023 conference will focus on the Froebelian principles and how they relate to childhood today, under the following themes:

•The central Importance of play
•Engaging with nature -sustainability and educational practice
•Creativity & the power of symbols – “ideas given visible form”
•Relationships matter – working with children and their families
•Developing knowledgeable, nurturing, reflective educators
•Child agency – autonomous learners
•The value of childhood in its own right
•The power of observation & reflection
•Embracing unity within diversity
•Froebel’s Gifts & Occupations in today’s childhood