Annual topic 2017

Fröbel, the Pedagogue

Friedrich Fröbel worked as a tutor and taught at the Pestalozzi Model School in Frankfurt am Main. His knowledge of natural sciences, which he earlier studied, and his experience as a teacher influenced his modern educational concepts, which he successfully put into practice during his teaching work.

Fröbel’s philosophy focused not only on early childhood education, for which he is best known, but also on school and vocational education. At heart, was a desire for an integrated, continuous and coordinated education, from pre-school through to tertiary level.

The first Fröbel educational facility was the “Allgemeine Deutsche Erziehungsanstalt” (General German Education Institute), which was established in 1816 in Griesheim, near Stadtilm, and moved in 1817 to Keilhau. A few years later, Fröbel publicised his concept of a Reform School in Helba, near Meiningen, with students from pre-school age to secondary and even tertiary level. Fröbel designated the planned institution as a polytechnic, by which he meant the connection of general education with technical knowledge. The institution was never realised.

In the themed year for 2017 - Fröbel, the Pedagogue - special focus will be placed on the grounding of the first Fröbel School – the “Allgemeine Deutsche Erziehungsanstalt” (General German Education Institute) - 200 years ago. The relevance and topicality of the Fröbel philosophy will also be discussed, as will current school and education debates.

Themenjahr 2020 - Fröbels Ideen in Deutschland und der Welt

zum 180. Jubiläum der Gründung des ersten Kindergartens

In diesem Jahr gehen wir auf die Suche nach Geschichten und Bildern rund um das Thema Kindergarten in Deutschland und der Welt und rufen alle Interessierten dazu auf sich uns darin anzuschließen!

Seid dabei und beteiligt euch am Internationalen TAG DES KINDERGARTENS!

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Fröbel Places of Interest

Marienthal Mansion, Schweina
Friedrich Fröbel founded the world's first training facility for kindergarten teachers at Marienthal Mansion.
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Fotowettbewerb "Fröbel in der Welt"

Macht mit! Helft uns mit Euren Fotos, Fröbels Werk - wie die Idee des Kindergartens - und dessen bleibende Aktualität zurück ins Bewusstsein von Öffentlichkeit, Bildungseinrichtungen und Politik zu holen.

Betrachtet Eure Heimat, Euren Arbeits- und vor allem Euren Urlaubsort mit neuen Augen und nehmt an unserem Fotowettbewerb teil. Fangt Fröbels Spuren in Deutschland und der Welt fotografisch ein und lasst uns daran teilhaben.