Through exploring Froebelian Principles in practice, the team is seeking to develop their knowledge of slow pedagogy to enable reflection and training through workshops and collective collaboration.
By using professional reading the team wants to add depth to examine occurrences through the eyes of the child using Froebel’s concept of starting where the child is. Families and community engagement are also central through this project. The team’s ultimate aim is to create a rich culture of collaboration, agency and listening, which embraces all children having time to live and learn within holistic, unhurried nurturing places.
Three settings are collaborating in this project all under Falkirk Council Children’s services: Bantaskin Early Learning Centre will focus on Nature – enabling autonomy and choice of being whilst in nature. Larbert Early Learning and Children’s Centre and Glendevon Early Learning and Children’s Centre will focus on Marvellous mealtimes and the connection between slow pedagogy and Froebelian principles.
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