Learning & Brain

Music for healing and wellbeing

Music is an amazing force in our everyday lives that we use for enjoyment, learning, relaxing, energising, connecting and celebrating. Research suggests that music can be a useful and powerful way to promote healing and...
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The power of music

Emily Tarrant, Head of Jazz and Contemporary Studies, Genazzano FCJ College. Intrinsically, we all know the power of music. The emotions it evokes when we hear our favourite song, or sing in the new year with...
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Choir's back on!

Janet Dawson, Director of Music, Genazzano FCJ College In this article, published in Nature Partner Journal - Science of Learning Community, Janet Dawson explains why singing is the perfect natural...
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Create a playlist to boost your mood!

Gen Institute asked Professor Felicity Baker (Head of Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne) for her top tips to use music to balance mood! When you’ve had a bad day at school or work, before engaging with...
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Your brain on music

Alan Harvey takes us on an interactive journey showing live on stage what music does to our brain waves and explains how music is more than just entertainment.
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Learning music can make your child a better reader!

Insights about the benefits for learning and brain function that come with music education, are shared by Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anita Collins and Associate Professor Misty Adoniou (University of...
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Going Inside...

Artwork by Alex Jennings, Yr 7 (2020) First published by Nature Partner Journal, Science of Learning Community- Link to original story HERE. By Christopher Muir, Curriculum Leader- English, Genazzano FCJ...
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Boosting Learning and Engagement through Exercise

The challenges of learning online during COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 meant that many students struggled to stay engaged. Genazzano teacher, Vanessa Frazer, used her knowledge of how students learn and the...
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Exercise is the best thing you can do for better brain health and function. Here’s why...

We all know that regular exercise is good for our heart. We also have an understanding that regular exercise, along with a balanced, diet maintains a healthy weight. If we want to gain strong muscles and produce high...
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