Ownership and autonomy in early learning
The Froebel Research Fellowship project was funded by the Froebel Trust from 2002-2015. The team included Prof David J Hargreaves, Dr Sue Robson and Mrs Sue Greenfield, University of Roehampton, UK; and Dr Hiroko Fumoto, Yew Chung Community College, Hong Kong.
The project investigated the extent to which Froebelian ideals, such as the notion that children's knowledge should grow from within rather than from outside the child, might be met within the demands of contemporary early childhood education and care.
The team investigated:
The study encompassed the cognitive aspects of creativity; its social dimension; and emotional and motivational issues.
Hear Prof David Hargreaves discuss his research into children's creativity, autonomy and ownership of their own learning, and how they compare with the ideas of Frederich Froebel at http://sk.sagepub.com/video/the-froebel-research-fellowship-project-2002-2015
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