capacities, in his innermost being.” ~ Friedrich Froebel Froebel’s Kindergarten Curriculum Method & Educational Philosophy. Kindergarten was the first. Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel or Froebel was a German pedagogue, a student of Pestalozzi, Era, 19th-century philosophy. Region, Western philosophy. Friedrich Froebel was truly a pioneer in early childhood education. Froebel also included in his kindergarten philosophy the study and nuture of plants in a.

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Friedrich Froebel was a German eductionalist. He was known best for the founding of kindergarten. Froebel was born in in the village of Oberwebach in Thuringia, Germany.

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His childhood was difficult because his mother died when he was a baby and his father abandoned him. Froebel was given to his uncles care, who had a son that died at the age of ten. Froebel never showed much interest in school except for the field of mathmatics.

Despite his many hardships, he had a strong christian faith and a love for nature. This is what was said to be central to his thinking as an educationalist. After several attempts of trying to attend the University, he was finally friedricy.


About Froebel

This is when he got into debt from tuition payments and was thrown in prison. After Froebel’s college years, he got a job in the forestry department at Bamberg. After this, he got a philosophj job at Frankfort. His strong christian faith led him to the field of education. Froebel later married a woman who shared his beliefs and values.

She friedtich in and he remarried in Two months after Froebel’s 70th birthday, he died. Froebel first came into teaching through a school run along Pestalozzian lines.

He believed that humans are essentially productive and creative, and that fulfillment comes through developing these in harmony with God and the world. His vision was to stimulate an appreciation and love for children, to provide a new but small world for children to play with their age group and experience their first gentle taste of independence.

His kindergarten system consisted of games and songs, construction, and gifts and occupations. The play materials were what he called gifts and the activities were occupations.

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His system allowed children to compare, test, and explore.

His philosophy also consisted of four basic components which were free self-activity, creativity, social participation, and motor expression. Froebel’s kindergarten system grew internationally as an educational movement. It is a well established part of the American school system as well as many other parts of the world.

This document was written by Jessica Barrwho comments: Friedrich Froebel was fun to research because I want to teach in grades k I love small children but they are a lot of responsibility so I agree with and respect Froebel’s beliefs.

I believe that small children learn better with hands on activities and need to explore their creative abilities. Inventing Kindergarten uses extraordinary visual materials to reconstruct this successful system, to froebdl young children about art, design, mathematics, and nature.

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