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 2021 - Frauen und Männer in Erziehungsberufen

In diesem Jahr nehmen wir den Beruf der Erzieherin und des Erziehers in den Blick, diskutieren deren Bedeutung für die frühkindliche Bildung und betrachten die aktuelle Ausbildungssituation.

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Fröbel Places of Interest

Hotel Fröbelhof
Fröbel's first place of lodging in Bad Liebenstein was an estate which today houses the Hotel Fröbelhof.
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