Preparing children for lifelong learning, success and being global citizens has become the foundation of Canadian educational methodology, which makes Canada the world`s leader in education. Such a concept is becoming available for the first time in our region through Canadian Maple Bear schools. They are designed to educate the whole child – physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially, where three ingredients are fundamental: creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.
„Over 85% of the 2030 jobs are not yet invented according to the Institute for the Future (IFTF). How can education prepare children for jobs that do not exist? What schools should provide to children for their successful future? Since no one knows what the future holds, the answer is simply encoded in the “learn to learn methodology”. If children are given the skills and love to learn and acquire knowledge they will be prepared to face whatever the challenge and confidently navigate their way in a world of rapid and broad transformations”, said Yann Bidan, General Manager Maple Bear Central and Eastern Europe and added “We are entering SEE region and looking for local partners to build and own schools in Serbia, based on the Canadian methodology, which is one of the most performant education systems in the world”.
Canada has ranked among the top seven countries in mathematics, science, and literacy, based on PISA, an international assessment research, organized by OECD is that takes place in 72 countries and monitors the performance of education systems. It answers the crucial question: What is important for citizens to know and be able to do? How do they apply what they have learned to real life problem & lifelong learnings? When the latest OECD ranking is analyzed in detail, Canada’s regional results are even more impressive. If the provinces were considered for the test as separate countries, three of them (Alberta, Quebec and British Columbia) would be among the top five places in science, along with Singapore and Japan and ahead of Finland and Hong Kong.
According to OECD the superpower in education is based on several factors: The “Learn – to – learn” approach is emphasized in Canada rather than simple transference of information which can quickly become outdated or irrelevant, consistent investment in teachers and training is considered a cornerstone of the whole system, the aspect of multiculturalism and inclusion. The goal is to educate citizens prepared not only to act in a world of fast and frequent transformations but to be active members, leaders in their communities.
The benefits of bilingual education
Along with the methodology Canada is the master and pioneer of delivering bilingual education. Researches prove that the earliest kids are exposed to a second language, a better start in life they will have. Bilingualism, however, is an advantage that extends beyond becoming fluent in two languages. It improves various mental functions and enhances social skills. According to recent researches in Canada and Singapore bilingual children have a greater ability to concentrate, multi-tasking, adapt to change and solving skills. It also delays some deceases like Alzheimer and Dementia with up to 5 years.
About Maple Bear
Maple Bear Canadian school brings the best practices from Canadian bilingual methodology. Maple Bear is the fastest growing Canadian education franchise chain of kindergartens and schools is present in 16 countries around the globe with 300+ schools and more than 35,000 students. Its` successful business model for schools in Asia and South & North America brought them recently to Central & Eastern Europe with an ambitious development plan currently looking for local partners in Serbia and the region.