As EdVisto has started its operations in Colombia, several Finnish companies that are focusing on education export are entering the country to promote Finnish educational philosophy.
This year, EdVisto’s first partner is Kide Science, a Finnish company that organizes children’s science clubs. The pedagogical model is aimed at day care centers and parents of young children who want to feed children’s enthusiasm into the world of science. Kide Science visited Taller de Arte Arco Iris daycare campus launching a science club pilot project in March 2018.
“We’re very happy to invite Kide Science as a collaborator in our attempt to co-create a strong educational ecosystem in Colombia, promoting excellent Finnish innovation with high quality pedagogical focus, combining play and research skills. Kide Science’s early concept piloting the use of video with the EdVisto platform makes us proud to see how fast and effectively the concept has evolved from research to practice, inspiring children in a beautiful way, by becoming young scientists with their natural curiosity to learn and discover, being stimulated through a beautifully designed pedagogical methodology.” Joni AlWindi, CEO of EdVisto.
With the guidance of Finnish early-age educators, children between the ages of 3 and 8 are allowed to become researchers already before school.
Pedagogical innovation was born on the basis of a research by the founder of the company, the researcher at the University of Helsinki, Jenni Vartiainen. She has over 10 years of experience in natural science education for young children through phenomenal learning and playfulness.
In Kide Science Clubs, children and educators can help the child to ignite the enthusiasm for natural sciences that remains throughout life. At the beginning of this year, an experiential natural science lesson was accessible for the large audience to be seen, as the YLE TV Pikkukakkonen, program Tiedonjyvä, presented a concept nationwide.
Kide Science has also developed a digital learning environment where children can learn natural sciences in the fictive world of the Supra Valley through play, creativity and drama. The purpose is to support the child’s natural enthusiasm for the sciences. According to research, this enthusiasm remains up to adulthood.
EdVisto and Kide Science fit also methodically well together: “EdVisto makes it easy to document own observations and communication between children even if they can’t read yet. I would highly recommend it, especially to support the exploratory science education,” says Jenni Vartiainen, Pedagogical Director of Kide Science.
Collaboration between Kide Science and EdVisto, supported by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Education Finland (focusing on education export), and the Ministry of Culture and Education, aims to bring Finnish philosophy of teaching in Colombia.
For more information
Joni AlWindi, CEO
Phone:+358 458 440 044
Sari Hurme-Mehtälä, CEO
Phone: +358 44 531 5134