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My ongoing interest in the Froebelian ethos resulted in the creation of a documentary film on the life and times of Friedrich Froebel and the official opening of the Froebel Archive by President Mary McAleese in April 2009. I am a member of the Executive Committee of the International Froebel Society since 2010. My research findings, exploring Froebelian approaches in Visual Arts Education, were presented at the International Froebel Society Conference (Boston, July2008), the International Conference on Educational Research and Innovation (Madrid, November 2009) and at the International Froebel Society Conference in Jena, (Germany, April 2010), Blackrock, (Dublin 2012), Canterbury, England (2014) and Kassel, (Germany in 2016). More recently, I have presented in Hiroshima, Japan, at the IFS conference on “The Froebel Gift Award”. This research initiative was established in 2011, and encourages graduating students to participate in a dual-mode of assessment, by submitting a paper on their development as a Froebelian practitioner, and in a Viva Voce.