"Raise your children with kind hearts, big dreams and enriched talents."
- Makoto Shichida
Professor Makoto Shichida
Founding Father of Whole Brain Education
Professor Makoto Shichida led a worldwide revolution in education which is changing the way we understand children, their brain capabilities and their learning styles. He was a well-known figure in Japan, having committed the last 60 years to developing techniques to stimulate the early development of the brain.
Through the lens of Makoto Shichida
Professor Makoto Shichida began his journey as a passionate and much-loved English teacher in his town of Gotsu, Japan. His school was open to all ages from infants to adults and this composition led to his discovery that the younger children were learning much faster and easier than his older students. Due to his fascination with this phenomenon, he dedicated the next few decades of his life to researching early childhood brain development and psychology.
Over the course of his success, Professor Shichida wrote and published over 200 different books translated into several languages and distributed around the world. In addition to this, he also held seminars and workshops on child and adult right brain education and life philosophy. One of his books, "Ningen Gaku", widely known as the "Anthropology of One's Fulfilled Dream", became a nationwide bestseller in Japan. His inspirational literature is frequently featured in leading press' articles and magazines globally.
Throughout his lifetime, Professor Shichida was awarded several distinguished accomplishments for his efforts in his research to improve the lives of children and families. Although many of his awards were received in Japan, his accomplishments are well recognised around the globe with his research being cited by foreign and local scientists and aspiring researchers who are on the path to do the same. Professor Shichida was also knighted by The World Intellectual Treasury Association in 1997 and was given the title 'Sir' in his honour for his remarkable contribution to activities of social service and philanthropy.
The Shichida Vision
Although no one in 1958 could have ever predicted Shichida Education to grow into what it is now, Professor Shichida had always looked into the future and knew the potential of what his research could be.
With a humble heart and a motivated mission, he took on the challenge of pursuing what many thought as impossible and Shichida has now become a house-hold name for the enrichment of children's minds.