Makoto Shichida Founder of the Shichida Method of Education
Makoto Shichida led a worldwide revolution in education that is changing the way we understand children, their learning styles and their brain capabilities.
Makoto Shichida began as an English teacher in Gotsu, Japan in 1958. He taught children of all ages; from toddlers to teenagers. He was fascinated by the startling difference between very young children and teenagers in their ability to learn and their varied learning styles. The younger the child, the more they were able to absorb large amounts of information and develop a strong passion for learning; this lead Makoto to research developmental brain differences and teaching techniques for 25 years which resulted in him founding the Shichida Method of Education.
The first Shichida centre was opened in Gotsu in 1976 with great success. There are now more than 250 Shichida centres in Japan and its influence has extended across more than 18 countries. Shichida early learning centres are quickly popping up around the globe.
“Shichida Education is a soul education. The main aim of the Shichida method is not just to give children knowledge but to cultivate their heart and soul”
– Makoto Shichida
The Shichida Method emphasises the importance of the parent-child bond and its ability to impact the quality of learning in early childhood.
Makoto felt that all children are born with unique abilities which are innate and easy to develop with proper training and parental guidance.
Makoto Shichida has received numerous awards for his breakthrough research including the highest honourable Merit Prize by the World Science Council, a distinguished service for World Peace Grand Knight Title in 1997 and the World Peace Prize in 1998. In 2003, he was bestowed the Swedish Academy for Health and Medical Sciences Grand Prize and the Higashiku Ninomiya Invention Award.