We are excited to announce details of our tenth conference which will take place at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh’s George Street.
Perspectives on Play
‘At this age play is never trivial; it is serious and deeply significant.It needs to be cherished and encouraged by the parents for in his free choice of play a child reveals the future life of his mind to anyone who has insight into human nature’ Froebel in Lilley 1967:84
Conference welcome from Professor Tina BruceCBE, Author and Early Years Specialist
Creativity and Creative Thinking – Dr Sue Robson, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Roehampton Play
Play Culture in a Changing World re-visited – Marjatta Kalliala, Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland
Locating Play Today – Suzanne Flannery Quinn, Senior Lecturer of Early Childhood Studies, University of Roehampton, Froebel College
As you may know, Jane (Whinnett) and I are involved in developing a Froebel Masters. We are currently putting the paperwork together for the University board; we wondered if you would be interested in writing a testimonial (you can decide on the word length) on the impact the Froebel Course has had on your practice and whether or not you would see any value in the development of a Froebel Masters. Unfortunately time is of the essence as the University board sits quite soon -at this board (scheduled for the first week in March) they will decide whether to pursue the Froebel Masters or not.
Pete Moorhouse, who last year led an inspiring Saturday Seminar for the Network on the topic of woodwork, has kindly shared with us, this very interesting article that he has written about Froebel and the occupation of woodwork which you can download as a pdf.
His new book “Learning Through Woodwork; Introducing Creative Woodwork in the Early Years.” Is available now from all good booksellers.
Edinburgh Froebel Network’s 10th Conference, Gifts for our Future, will take place on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. We are currently finalising the programme and more details will be available soon.
Just a reminder that our Players & Storytellers Seminar takes place this Saturday (13th January 2018) at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. The day runs from 9:30 until 3:45 and costs £10.
There are only around 30 tickets left, so if you would like to attend, please book directly with the Storytelling Centre by phone, 0131 556 9579, or in person, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR. Opening hours, Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-6pm.
For details of the programme please see the blog post below.
The Edinburgh Froebel Network is supporting the Wee Builders project at the National Galleries of Scotland, which aims to welcome more children and families to the Galleries. The Network is lending sets of mini unit blocks for children to use to build their own creations in the Scottish National Gallery, inspired by the art around them.