Lighting The Fire: The Impact Of Genius Hour On Year 3 Boys’ Creativity And Critical Thinking

  • Adaptability (2017-18)

In November 2017, 18 Year 3 boys from across two classes embarked on an exciting and unfamiliar learning journey known as Genius Hour. The participants were tasked to ideate and undertake their own Genius Hour project over a three-week period.

Our action research project sought to determine whether adapting the curriculum by introducing the Genius Hour framework within a Year 3 classroom would foster the boys’ creativity and critical thinking. Observations, surveys, interviews, discussions and visible thinking routines were used to ascertain whether Genius Hour could be used to support boys’ development of such skills whilst fostering innovation and passion for learning.