In 2015, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)ranked Canada #1 in the English-speaking world in science, math and reading.
In science, Canada ranks #7 in the world. In math, Canada ranks #4 in the world. In reading, Canada ranks #2 in the world. As in 2012, and again in 2015, Canada maintained strong performance and outperformed other English-speaking countries in all three evaluations.
According to the OECD’s Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Canada consistently out ranks the United States and the United Kingdom, often by significant margins.
In fact, Canada ranks ahead of the systems in the US and the UK because the OECD measures an entire country’s system, not just hot spots of excellence which are not accessible to all due to geography or cost.
ENABLING A CAPACITY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
Canada’s leadership in education stems from the unparalleled nationwide commitment to enable all students to develop capacity for lifelong learning.
The positive learning environments that are a focal aspect of Canadian classrooms enable students to develop a passion for inquiry, confidence in competencies, and capacity to contribute to community. Preparedness for the future that Canadian students demonstrate is what validates the Canadian system’s position as the leading model globally.
A CULTURE OF COLLABORATION
The culture of knowledge sharing and deep commitment to professional development are driving factors for the high performance of the Canadian system. Every teacher is equally empowered to facilitate student led learning experiences that are relevant and produce meaningful learning opportunities. The academic training is continually upgraded through innovative and current development programs that make the best practices being applied in the successful classrooms accessible to other teaching professionals, ensuring quality of instruction does not fall behind in any part of the country.
Canadian teachers are empowered through innovation in pedagogy. The ability to synthesize, problem solve and apply learning effectively in novel circumstances is nurtured within the students through instructional approaches that are founded on the same methods.
CANADA IS A WORLD LEADER IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION
Since the 1960s when immersion education was formally established in Canada, the volume and quality of research on bilingualism made Canada the world leader in providing the academic, evidence-based foundation for supporting bilingual education.
At Maple Bear, a student-focussed immersion learning system based on Canadian educational pedagogy and best practices begins building multilingual capacity from the preschool years. At the elementary, middle and high school levels we deliver a bilingual program that ensures students can continue their studies in their home country or abroad
True bilingualism, according to the Maple Bear philosophy, means thinking and learning in another language, achieved through interdisciplinary teaching that leads to natural and fluid communication in each language.