Join a Practitioner Day Conference on International Perspectives on Froebel on Saturday 5 June 2021

Gifts for our Future 12 : The Seed Cast Abroad
Saturday 5 June 2021
9.30am to 3.30pm via Zoom

The Edinburgh Froebel Network, in partnership with The Froebel Trust, is holding a Practitioner Day Conference on International Perspectives on Froebel.

The conference is limited to 1,000 attendees. Access to recordings will be available to conference attendees and those who hold recordings tickets.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite at a cost of £10.

This event is aimed at everyone who is interested in Froebelian practice and international perspectives on Froebel.

The day will be divided into two online sessions with a break in between them.

First Session (9.30 to 12.00)

09.30: Welcome
Chris McCormick, Edinburgh Froebel Network and Introduction - Dr Sacha Powell, CEO, Froebel Trust

10.00: 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

11.00: 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)

13.00: 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

14.00: 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

15.00: Closing remarks
Jane Whinnett MBE, Edinburgh Froebel Network and Trustee of the Froebel Trust

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Edinburgh Froebel Network Conference 2021

Tickets cost £10

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