This term the Year 3/4 students will be working on their first Genius Hour projects! Genius Hour is not a new learning concept at St Mark’s. The whole school community has been astounded at what our senior students have accomplished in their Genius Hour time.
The idea of Genius Hour is based around the concept of purposeful and self-directed learning through the exploration of student passions and curiosities. Through research and experimentation students are guided to discover what they have to offer the community and even the world!
We want students at St Mark’s to develop a sense of empowerment as they engage in and wonder about the world around them. We want students to discover what they are capable of through the development of a single question.
Please view this clip to discover the power of Genius Hour
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Here are some Genius Hour projects of 3/4M students:
How might we help people with depression and sadness enjoy their lives?
How might we create a fundraiser for children with cancer and make them happier about who they are?
How might we help people with Down Syndrome make a piece of art that shows their personality?
How might we share the joy and benefits of AFL football with other countries?
How might we teach little kids about koalas being endangered?
How might I help kids that do not have a good relationship with their families feel less lonely?
What are you investigating in Genius Hour?
What kind of impact do you want your project to have?
How do you feel about Genius Hour so far?