Kindergarten: garden pedagogy from romanticism to reform

Herrington, S., 2001, Kindergarten: garden pedagogy from romanticism to reform, in: Landscape Journal, 20, 1

  • Author : Herrington, S.
  • Year : 2001
  • Journal/Series : Landscape Journal
  • Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 1
  • Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 20
  • Pages : 30-47
  • Abstract in English : This paper deals with the history of the development of the Kindergarten in North America, beginning with Rosseau’s philosophy (1712-1778) on the relation nature and education and ending with the establishment of kindergartens in the educational school programs. Fröbel’s Ideas pay an important role in this development concerning the spiritual, cognitive, and social development. This peace of history is connected with today’s landscape design and architecture. “Therapeutic gardens, land art, memorial gardens, and eco-revelatory landscapes are only a few examples of late twentieth-century designed landscapes. These landscapes suggest emotive and reflective environments that echo many of Fröbel’s aims. In ‘Radical Romanticism”… Like the kindergarten landscape architecture was born in the heart of the Romantic Movement when gardens and landscapes were designed to provide epiphanic experiences with nature. As landscapes for both children and adults are designed for the twenty-first century, it is significant to understand the romantic origins of the kindergartens within this new vein of landscape architecture practise.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: kindergarten, education, landscape design, history, romantic, Fröbel. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education. See also in this database: Dickason, J.G., 1983.