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Pages: 4928-4930
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-613-2953-3
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain


K. Lally

Froebel College of Education (IRELAND)
"Froebel - Then, and Now" is a short film which provides an overview of the life and educational philosophy of the creator of "Kindergarten" and 19th century educationalist, Friedrich Froebel. Born in Germany in 1782, Froebel is regarded as one of the most influential and revolutionary figures in education. His child-centred approaches, with provision for hands-on, activity based learning are fundamental to curricular planning and implementation in many European and American teaching models. Following a brief examination of his early years and influences, this film focuses on Froebel's legacy in modern educational practice, with an emphasis on the Irish context. His belief that learning must involve wonder and joy is explored with reference to early childhood and junior school situations. Particular attention is paid to college programmes in Froebel College of Education, Dublin, and how his methods are realised in Primary schools here. The documentary concludes with an affirmation of the relevance of Froebel with regard to current educational trends, and the holistic and worthwhile contribution of Froebelian approaches in the lives of children today.
author = {Lally, K.},
title = {"FROEBEL - THEN AND NOW"},
series = {2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2009 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-613-2953-3},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {16-18 November, 2009},
year = {2009},
pages = {4928-4930}}
AU - K. Lally
SN - 978-84-613-2953-3/2340-1095
PY - 2009
Y1 - 16-18 November, 2009
CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2009 Proceedings
SP - 4928
EP - 4930
ER -
K. Lally (2009) "FROEBEL - THEN AND NOW", ICERI2009 Proceedings, pp. 4928-4930.