Press release 26th of June 2020
Kide Science signed a new agreement with a kindergarten and lower primary, Dalton School Hong Kong. Today, there are over 200 Dalton Plan schools throughout the world whose primary focus is to nurture children's natural inquisitiveness, develop self-confidence in their intelligence and ability to succeed, and teach them to be responsible and independent learners and thinkers.
The Dalton School chain was founded by Helen Parkhurst 100 years ago. It was a time marked by educational reform. Philosophers, teachers, and child psychologists identified as "progressives" began to question the conventional wisdom of the day, which held that education was a process of drill and memorization and that the only way to teach was to regiment children in classrooms. Their instincts to play, to move, to talk, and to inquire freely were suppressed. "This view on teaching was seen in Parkhurst's ‘Dalton Plan’, to which the school still adheres today, and that is why we also see that Kide Science pedagogy suits perfectly for our offering,” says Shaun Porter, Principal of Dalton School Hong Kong.
Founder of Kide Science, PhD Jenni Vartiainen continues: "As Dalton’s plan is to nurture children's skills for tomorrow, we feel they are the perfect partner for us. We share the same child-centred model in our pedagogy, so it is easy to start Kide Science programs with Dalton School teachers. Our hands-on, heads-on, hearts-on pedagogy shifts science learning into imaginative science play. In this imaginary world, we invite now young minds from Dalton School Hong Kong to think and act like scientists who are solving real problems."
More information:Sari Hurme-Mehtälä, CEOKide Sciencesari@kidescience.com
About Kide Science:
Kide Science develops young children's scientific thinking skills through engaging hands-on experiments that solve real science problems. A proven pedagogical method predicts better learning outcomes in school and is based on years of rigorous academic research conducted by Founder Jenni Vartiainen, PhD. Its scalable online platform provides teachers and parents with training and lesson materials to lead hands-on, playful STEAM education for 3-8 year-olds.
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