Moray House School of Education

Froebel and Childhood Practice Course

This professional development course for those working in early education considers how a contemporary analysis of Froebel’s work can provide practitioners with insights into how they can support young children to develop as confident learners. Participants will learn about Froebelian approaches including gifts, play, and relationships in learning contexts. Participants will be encouraged and challenged to consider how this can enhance their professional practice.

Froebel and Childhood Practice Course 2019

Venue: Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh

Given government initiatives to improve the quality of early education and childcare, this course has been designed to provide a continuing professional development (CPD) opportunity to professionals across the education and social services sector. We are currently running courses in specific Local Authorities, and we will also be running two open courses in Edinburgh this year - an intensive summer course in July 2019 and an equivalent academic year course from Autumn 2019 to Spring 2020.

Course tutors

Course Tutors include Current posts
Stella Brown Head Teacher of Tynecastle Nursery School
Professor Tina Bruce CBE Previously External Examiner for the Froebel-based in-service course at Moray House in Edinburgh
Chris McCormick Headteacher of Cameron House Nursery School
Lynn McNair OBE Head of the Cowgate Under 5’s Centre and Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh
Jane Read Emeritus Fellow at Roehampton University
Helen Tovey Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Roehampton University
Jane Whinnett Head Teacher of Balgreen Nursery School
Catriona Gill Head Teacher of Greengables Nursery School & Family Centre

Course programme

Core topics will include:

  • Froebel and the Historic Legacy
  • Working in a Community School with under 5’s
  • Frobelian Principals: Practice today
  • A Froebelian Perspective on the Nursery Garden
  • Froebel and Inclusive Education
  • Play and learning for children aged 0-5 years.

Indicative Course Schedules

Froebel Summer Course

Summer Course 2019

Date

Time

Day 1

Tuesday 16 July 2019

1000-1600

Day 2

Wednesday 17 July 2019

1000-1600

Day 3

Thursday 18 July 2019

1000-1600

Day 4 Friday 19 July 2019 1000-1600
Nursery visit at Cowgate Under 5's Centre Saturday 20 July 2019 1000-1600
Assignment 1 deadline tbc 1700
Assignment 2 deadline tbc 1700
Assignment 3 deadline - poster presentation tbc 1700

Froebel Edinburgh Course - Academic Year 2019/20

Academic Year 2019/20

Date

Time

Day 1

tbc

1000-1530

Tutorial 1

tbc

1700-1900

Tutorial 2

tbc

1700-1900

Visit 1 tbc 1700-1900
Day 2 tbc 1000-1530
Visit 2 tbc 1700-1900
Tutorial 3 tbc 1700-1900

Tutorial 4

tbc

1700-1900

Assignment 1 deadline

tbc

1700

Day 3

tbc

1000-1500

Visit 3/Poster Session - Group 1 tbc 1700-1900
Visit 3/Poster Session - Group 2 tbc 1700-1900
Day 4 tbc 0900-1200

Tutorial 5 (Individual time slots)

tbc

1630-1920

Assignment 2 deadline

tbc 1700

Presentation Evening

tbc

1700-1900

Assignment 3 deadline tbc 1700

CPD hours

The total number of contact CPD hours for both the summer course and the course running throughout the academic year will be 30 hours.

Book a place on this course

Please complete the application form to book a place on our Summer 2019 course or to register your interest in our Academic Year 2019/20 course.   

Apply for a place

Course fees

Course fees for both the summer course and the course running throughout the 2019-20 academic year are £850. Please note that the course fee of £850 includes only tuition for the CPD course and some light refreshments. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation, accommodation, and meals.

If you wish to apply for funding through SAAS please see our guidelines below.  You should use the 2018-19 SAAS application form for the summer course.

Contact

For any queries please email: froebel@ed.ac.uk  or telephone: 0131 651 6114