Canadian Mable Bear Schools have announced their arrival to Serbia
. The plan is to develop over 10 preschool and primary school facilities in Serbia, with the potential opening of secondary schools as well. On this occasion, we talked to Yann Bidan, General Manager for Central and Eastern Europe at Maple Bear.eKapija: What can parents expect when they enroll their children in a Maple Bear School? What makes it stand out from other public schools?
– Maple Bear schools offer full Canadian programs utilizing Canadian methodology and curriculum developed by our own experts from the ground up for preschool, elementary, and high school.
We take our responsibility to our students and their parents very seriously. Strict annual quality controls ensure we deliver the very best Canadian practices in education.
The economies of Eastern and Central Europe countries have been developing at a rapid rate for the past decades. Local companies have expanded into international markets and international corporations are setting up offices locally. This dynamic has enhanced the cultural identity of the region and increased the demand for educated, locally-based global citizens who are fluent in English.
Ours schools provide full immersion English program which allows the children to become bilingual at early age which is key for the future development is setting kids to success
Our schools have unique positioning on the market. Maple Bear conforms to local education regulations, offering fully articulated local curricula in addition to the Canadian program. This opens up many more educational options for Maple Bear students: they are prepared and capable of moving easily between the Canadian system offered by Maple Bear and their own country’s system and can do so at any time during the K-12 years. They are also prepared for entry into a university at home as well as abroad if they so choose and are not tied to just one system.eKapija: What is the curriculum of the school?
– The challenges associated with the twenty-first century have placed new demands on the population and, by extension, the education systems. In particular, these systems are now tasked with educating a generation that faces an unprecedented pace of social, economic, and technological change.
In an effort to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to prosper in such an environment, Canada has implement education strategies that focus on developing specific competencies which collectively fall under the rubric of 21st century learning like, but not limited to critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration, computer and digital literacy, creativity, character, and innovation
The objective of 21st century learning is to build capacity in areas that promote a resilient society capable of effectively adapting to rapid change. It represents a shift in emphasis from the instruction of facts to a model which focuses on competencies such as critical thinking, character, creativity, innovation, as well as digital and computer literacy.