Edinburgh Froebel Network’s Online Conference: Gifts for our Future 12 “The Seed Cast Abroad. International Perspectives on Froebel”

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

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