Taisce Froebel

Céad míle fáilte chuig Taisce Froebel.

Based in Maynooth University, the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education has compiled an archive of resources based on the work of the 19th Century German educator and founder of the Kindergarten, Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852) after whom the Department is named. As a result of his pioneering work surrounding educational ideas and theories, Froebelian principles underpin much of the excellent provision and practice that is to be seen globally in education today. 

The word ‘taisce’ is an Irish word, meaning treasury. Taisce Froebel is an archive of resources where literature and resources linked to Froebel are collated into an online catalogue. Taisce Froebel is an innovative source of literature, which will promote better practice, policy and theoretical approaches in modern education. As a result of Taisce Froebel, resources, including primary and secondary sources, relating to Friedrich Froebel and his legacy are readily available to students, staff and the wider research community. This online collection will grow and expand as more Froebelian related resources are published and uncovered.

‘It is all a unity; everything is based on unity, strives towards and comes back to unity’ (Froebel in Lilley 1967:45). The Taisce Froebel reflects the Froebelian principle of unity, in that it encourages a sense of community and interconnectedness amongst the international Froebelian community by providing a safe, user friendly space to share and access Froebelian literature.

To view or download a copy of the Taisce Froebel document, please click the above link.