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Creativity, ingenuity and problem solving are some of the essential skills that young learners willl require to enable them to adapt and excel in the future. How can we best support the development of these skills? 


In this issue we shine the spotlight on creativity with an interview with Dr Mark Glazebrook of GIRLS INVENT who shares his insights on how to foster innovative thinking. Also, Dr Judith Paphazy writes about how experiencing FLOW inspires enjoyment and deeper engagement in learning at Genazzano's junior school.


Catherine Brandon

Director, Genazzano Institute


Does your child have a mind for invention? Top tips to unleash the creative genius within!

What are the ways in which parents and teachers can promote creative thinking? We spoke with 'Girls Invent' founder, inventor and father, Dr Mark Glazebrook to find out more.

For Parents

'Homework- the good, the bad and the ugly... '

Professor John Hattie weighs in on the question: 'Should our children be given homework?' 


Is my teenager crazy?


A snapshot from Dr Greg Donoghue on teen brain development and why behaviour can seem odd.

Science of Learning

The Theory of Creativity

Inspiration from Disney - former Vice President of Innovation and Creativity, Duncan Wardle. (Tedx Talk)

Brain Myths Series # 2. 

Creative v Analytical Brains:

What does the latest research say?

The Link between Creative Thinking and Learning 
Dr Lakshini Mendis
explores the neuroscience of creativity, suggesting that education that fosters creative thinking increases motivation and 'grows 'high functioning' students who are physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually engaged.'

In the classroom

'Flow:' The pure enjoyment of creating.


"The secret of 'Flow' is that it makes the girls want to challenge themselves, it fires curiosity and it makes learning and doing exciting"


Dr Judith Paphazy on mentoring FLOW at Genazzano's Junior School.




The Brain at School: What are we teaching?

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