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2019 Winner - Innovative Schools Award

Genazzano FCJ College - 2019 Winner The Educator Innovative Schools Award

Genazzano FCJ College has been announced 2019 Winner of The Educator Innovative Schools Award in recognition of the ground-breaking school wide initiative to focus on understanding the brain for better learning and living.

The launch of the Genazzano Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences in 2017 has provided opportunities for learning, research and the development of significant industry and educational partnerships.    

Students learn about the science behind memory and attention to promote effective study practices.  Seminars exploring topics such as neuroplasticity, brain function and mindset help students understand the benefits of adequate sleep, persistence in learning, maintaining brain health, helpful thinking and exercise. Students are challenged to invent, research, create and to aspire to achieve their own goals.    

Teachers at Genazzano are engaged in a world class professional development program developed by neuroscientist and educator, Dr Jared Cooney Horvath.  As emerging as classroom experts in this field, teachers focus on translating neuroscientific principles into practical strategies for improved teaching and student learning. 

A key aspect of the Institute's work is to share knowledge with the wider community. Opportunities for community learning through free competitions, a professional conference and seminars on topics such as memory and performance are offered throughout the year.

Exciting plans for 2020 include a research project to acknowledge and celebrate strengths of diverse learners and the opening of a new brain and technology hub at the College.