Press release 24th of May 2020
The agreement was signed with InNordics that supports cross-cultural intelligence & cross-sector cooperation between the Nordics and Asia.
InNordics founder Alan Ng says: "We are excited to bring this meaningful STEAM program to children in Hong Kong. We see how Kide Science program unleashes children's imagination and arouses their curiosity to explore the world of natural science. Instead of teaching theory-first, which is commonly practised in Hong Kong, we have to look at the situation from a young child's perspective. We need to bring joy, satisfaction, and more interesting questions to children's learning environment."
CEO of Kide Science Sari Hurme-Mehtälä comments: “We met Alan December 2019 in Helsinki and are now happy to start cooperation with him and his team as we share mutual values. Alan had the 4-year life-changing study experience in Finland, so he knows how we want to teach science process skills that benefit children instead of rote learning of factual knowledge which is too often the case with competitive learning cultures.”
InNordics' educators' training started in May, and they have practised already with Kide Science's Head of teacher training in Asia, Tanje Amate. InNordics will keep Kide Science lessons from June in learning centres, kindergartens and schools with groups of few children first as Hong Kong now re-open schools for the first time in 2020.
More information:Sari Hurme-Mehtälä, CEOKide Sciencesari@kidescience.com
Alan Ng, FounderInNordicsalan@innordics.com
Kide Science develops young children’s scientific thinking skills through engaging hands-on experiments that solve real science problems. A proven pedagogical method delivers 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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