About the Conference
The Edinburgh Froebel Network, in partnership with The Froebel Trust, is delighted to invite you to join us for our Practitioner Day Conference on International Perspectives on Froebel.
The day will be divided into two online sessions with a break in between them.
Tickets are available from eventbrite here.
First Session (09.30 to 12.00 UCT 00hrs +1)
Welcome – Chris McCormick, Edinburgh Froebel Network and
Introduction – Dr Sacha Powell, CEO, Froebel Trust
Froebelian Play and Aboriginal Knowledge in Western Australia
Professor Libby Lee-Hammond, Associate Professor, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Libby Jackson-Barrett, Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia and Dr Stella Louis, Early Years Consultant, Froebel Travelling Tutor
Froebel’s Songs, Nursery Rhymes and Fingerplays: Children’s Song in Japan
Dr Yukiyo Nishida, Lecturer, Early Childhood Education, University of New England, Australia
Second Session (13.00 to 15.15 UCT 00hrs+1)
A Froebelian approach to supporting early literacy in a South African context
Professor Carole Bloch, PRAESA Director and Associate Professor in Language Education, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, Sive Mbolekwa, Former Early Literacy Mentor, PRAESA, South Africa, Dr Stella Louis, Early Years Consultant, Froebel Travelling Tutor and Tina Bruce CBE
Reflections and Connections made on Froebelian journeys with reference to the Froebel Trust Kolkata Project 2012-2019
Sara Holroyd, Froebel Lead Practitioner, Kolkata Project and Kate Razzall, Froebel Travelling Tutor
Closing remarks – Jane Whinnett MBE, Edinburgh Froebel Network and Trustee of the Froebel Trust