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Cognizance

Empowering students to take ownership of their learning by teaching them how the brain works.

ISV is exploring metacognition with Year 9 students through the Cognizance Project, an exciting collaboration with neuroscientist and former teacher Dr Jared Cooney-Horvath.

Cognizance provides students with the tools to take charge of their own learning. Students learn how the brain works, what rules guide its function and how to leverage these rules in study and life.

Students engage in a series of lessons titled ‘Hacking the brain’, which look at understanding the importance of stories, the basics of neuroplasticity, how the brain deals with errors and the role of memory.

Through its innovative approach to incorporating metacognition, Cognizance enriches learning for both students and teachers.

More information

Winnie Wong
Research and Evaluation Advisor
Independent Schools Victoria
winnie.wong@is.vic.edu.au
Phone: (03) 9825 7200

Michael Noonan
Head of Research and Technology
Independent Schools Victoria
michael.noonan@is.vic.edu.au
Phone: (03) 9825 7200