Progressive learning has recently taken root, much to the pleasure of parents looking for a more substantive way to learn and Canada is taking huge steps to opening up these options for their citizens. For those that completed their education many years ago, what is to be remembered is desks lined in rows with very strict instruction that came out of text books. This is no long the case in all schools.
The focus in many schools has now become geared towards what is best for the individual student. Every student learns best in different environments, whether it be through lecture, interactive aids or by implementing what is learned on their own. For many years this simple, yet clear difference, was not being acknowledged, but recently Canada has seen the benefits of gearing education towards the needs of the students.
For example, creativity was not harnessed, let alone supported, but it has become that is a strength that certain people have that has been lacking in all areas of industry. Due to this, Canada has taken a number of steps to foster this in those that possess it. Many think of creativity as being good in the areas of art or music, but the fact is that creativity lends to having superior problem solving skills that can be indispensable in the world of business, science and many other fields.
They have also taken hold of of recent technological advances to help drive innovation. It became clear that many high school graduates were not ready for the intensity of what is demanded when it comes to collegiate level programs in science and technology so action was taken to change that. If a student is clearly interested or gifted in fields that require advanced technological education they are almost always able to find a program near them that aids them in getting the education that they need.
Canada has numerous options for students to reach their goals, in both private and public schools. If you were not aware of these options before it is time to do some research to find out what exactly is available in your area. There is no reason to not give your child the best of what is available to them. Learning in a setting that fosters creativity and utilizes innovation will guarantee that your child will have the skills they need to succeed.