Nurturing spirituality in early childhood second research workshop

Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic speaking engagements

Description

This is part of the Froebel Trust funded research project on spirituality in early childhood pedagogy (Tang and Zhao 2022-2023). This is the second research workshop following the August workshop. Judith Ish-Horowicz MBE, Director and Manager of Apples and Honey (AH) Nightingale hosted the workshop. Early years consultants, nursery school managers and practitioners from Richmond, Wandsworth and Croydon as well as parents and HE students attended the workshop with very constructive feedback.

Judith shared the Jewish ethos based AH practice linking to nurturing children's spirituality. Guest speaker Aleksandra Garaloska, Manager of Modern Montessori International (MMI) preschool and former participant of the Froebel Professional Certificate in Early Childhood (University of Roehampton), shared MMI practice in support of young children's spiritual growth. Fengling Tang as advisor for the research workshop shared provisional findings and reflections on a Froebelian approach to spirituality linking to MMI practice and intergenerational engagement at AH as part of the Froebel Trust funded research project.

A tour to the intergenerational space and nursery garden as well as introduction to Shabbat and the festival of Sukkot, and their spiritual essence kindly offered by Judith were a bonus to the workshop participants.
Period27 Oct 2023
Held atApples and Honey Nightingale , United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal

Keywords

  • spirituality, a Froebelian approach, Unity/connectedness/community, early childhood, intergenerational engagements, inner life of the child, peace education, holistic learning and wellbeing,