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  • adj. Of or relating to Friedrich Fröbel (or Froebel; 1782–1852), German pedagogue who laid the foundation for modern education based on the recognition that children have unique needs and capabilities.

Etymologies

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Froebel +‎ -ian

Examples

  • The fear of raw material is shown in laboratory, manual training shop, Froebelian kindergarten, and Montessori house of childhood.

    democracy and Education : an Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

  • Children who have been trained to take out, use, and put away the Montessori objects until they are ready for the far richer variety of material in the Froebelian system, should be able to care for it also.

    The Montessori Method

  • It is not suggested that no Froebelian material should be used, but that the two systems be woven into each other, with a gradual transition from the free, individual use of the Montessori objects to the same sort of use of the large sizes of the Froebelian gifts, especially the second, third and fourth.

    The Montessori Method

  • In the second year the Froebelian gift work should predominate, without absolute exclusion of the Montessori exercises.

    The Montessori Method

  • The first proposal is for the use of the Montessori material during the better part of the first year instead of the regular Froebelian material.

    The Montessori Method

  • The Froebelian material may be used very readily for counting, however, and the Montessori material gives some slight opportunity for uniting and dividing.

    The Montessori Method

  • Although it has long been observed by kindergartners themselves that group-work with the Froebelian materials, especially such work as involves geometrical analysis and formal design, soon tires the children, it has been held that the kindergartner could safeguard her pupils from loss of interest or real fatigue by watching carefully for the first signs of weariness and stopping the work promptly on their appearance.

    The Montessori Method

  • The Froebelian gifts offer exceptional opportunity for concrete illustration of the conceptions of whole and part, through the creation of wholes from parts, and the breaking up of wholes into parts.

    The Montessori Method

  • The older child (a boy of five) had already been to a Froebelian Kindergarten, where he was considered very troublesome because of his restlessness.

    Spontaneous Activity in Education

  • The fear of raw material is shown in laboratory, manual training shop, Froebelian kindergarten, and

    Democracy and Education: an introduction to the philosophy of education

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