Living with Children: A gallery of pedagogy

Living with Children: A gallery of pedagogy

Discussion of MA student pedagogic documentation panels

Guest Speaker: Anita Hughes

Author of Developing Play for the Under 3s: the Treasure Basket and Heuristic Play

Date: 28 April, 2018 11:00 to 4 PM

Place: Parkstead House, Whitelands Campus, University of Roehampton

Cost: £20 for professionals, £5 for students (includes tea, coffee, and sandwiches)


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Some contents of Elinor Goldschmied’s treasure basket in The Froebel Archive
photo made by Suzanne Quinn, 2018

Spend the afternoon with colleagues discussing practitioner inquiries in early childhood pedagogy and practice. At this event, MA students in early childhood studies from the University of Roehampton, Froebel College, and their tutors will present provocations in the form of photo work and narrative storying about pedagogy in the early years. We will discuss a range of pedagogic approaches and the techniques of pedagogic documentation as democratic practice, in an effort to raise and nourish consciousness about the currency of Froebel’s ideas: what it might mean to ‘Live’ with children. This gallery of pedagogy will allow you the opportunity to read, discuss, and think critically about environments, materials, and relatedness with and for young children. The gallery will feature photographs of pedagogic moments and a treasure basket for us to engage in sensory dialogue about simplicity and treasure in the common worlds we share with each other. 

Format of the day:

10:30 greeting with tea and coffee

MA student pedagogic documents available for reading and discussion, Treasure basket available for sensory provocation

11:00 – 11:15 Opening remarks from students and tutors: A gallery of pedagogy

11:15 – 12:15 morning reading of pedagogic documents 10 students will attend their documents and hold small reading groups with attendees

12:15 – 1:15 lunch and provocation: What does it mean to ‘live’ with children? How Froebel’s ideas have contemporary currency

1:15 – 2:15 afternoon reading of pedagogic documents 10 students will attend their documents and hold small reading groups with attendees

2:15 – 3:15 discussion circles (groups of 4-5 people discussing themes that have provoked their thoughts in the pedagogic documentation)

3:15 Guest Speaker – Anita Hughes

4:00 closing


To book a place:


LOCATION: Parkstead House, University of Roehampton, Whitelands College Campus

Room 1014

For directions consult:

  Queries about the event: Suzanne Quinn phone: 02083923689


Supported in part by the Strategic Partnership Grant from The Froebel Trust