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Excellence Award- Best Professional Learning Program

WINNER - Excellence Award

The Australian Education Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the country’s top performing schools, principals, department heads and teachers.  This year, Genazzano is delighted to have been awarded the Excellence Award for Best Professional Learning Program.

The accolade was awarded for Genazzano's professional learning program: Science of Learning: Improving Educational Outcomes.

Now in its third year, the multi-year graduate level program has been designed and delivered by internationally renowned neuroscientist, teacher and author, Dr Jared Cooney Horvath.

The program offers cutting-edge research from the fields of neuroscience, education and psychology; and coaching on the translation of key scientific principles and workshop applications applied to any learning situation. 

"This is the most valuable professional learning program I have ever done. I can apply the theory in my classroom tomorrow." 

(Genazzano Teacher)

The professional learning program focuses on student improvement and supporting teachers to build individual and collective expertise through projects, team research, sharing learning, and opportunities to speak publicly about their work to teach others. 

The program has delivered almost 200 action-research projects where teachers have become classroom researchers, evaluating their own strategies and sharing results.  

The College wishes to acknowledge Dr Horvath for his expertise and skill in designing this ground-breaking and transformative program and his work with Genazzano to advance teacher practice and educational outcomes.


Dr Jared Cooney Horvath