Nations all over the world are taking measures to address the lack of workers in the STEM fields. An example is Hong Kong’s new classroom model for kindergartners – that is, to have no classroom. Hong Kong Forest Kindergarten is among several nature-based nurseries advocating for the power of outdoor play. The advocates claim children in this age group are in a critical period of development where engagement in exploration and nature can dramatically increase creativity, innovation, confidence. Ironically, these are critical skills that are needed to be successful in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Click Here to learn more about Hong Kong’s new breed of kindergartners, and how they may be experiencing more positive learning outcomes than students in the “traditional” classroom model of education.