BrainChild's vision is a generation of young Australian's that have learnt the 21st Century skills necessary to thrive in a world where innovation (not knowledge) will be paramount. The key skills are creativity, self-confidence, risk management, leadership and motivation (NESTA, UK).
BrainChild's mission is to get play-based learning that is linked to the curriculum mainstreamed in order to reduce the increasing levels of anxiety, depression and truancy amongst students, disillusionment amongst teachers and lack of confidence in the educational system by parents.
Julian Lee, founder of BrainChild, has a Master of Science (Communication) and has been a tutor for over 20 years. As the father of two girls and somebody who delights in teaching people how to learn and not just what to learn, BrainChild is an enterprise close to his heart.
Personally, Julian wants a play-based curriculum mainstreamed in order to reduce the increasing levels of anxiety, depression and truancy amongst students, disillusionment amongst teachers and lack of confidence in the educational system by parents.
Since 2016, BrainChild has delivered to over 3,000 students in schools in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia, including regional areas, public and private schools as well as participated in the Spark Festival at the Powerhouse Museum and presented at ING's annual conference.
Student surveys give BrainChild a rating of 4 stars out of 5 for learning, enjoyment and creativity, showing that learning the curriculum can be fun and relevant!
Teacher surveys report that BrainChild programs offer them direct, in-class experience of a hands-on teaching method that engages a higher percentage and wider variety of students than traditional learning methodologies.
BrainChild's near future goals are to gain NESA accreditation for its teacher professional development for primary school teachers that can be accessed in regional, rural and remote Australia as well as the capital cities.
BRAINCHILD ACADEMY'S TEACHING METHOD
By starting with play, we engage children where they are at, then guide their curiosity to cover essential content from the curriculum.
PLAY > RESEARCH > PLAN > REBUILD > REFLECT > SHARE
Let's create the next generation of innovators by making learning fun and relevant:
"Julian is an outstanding educator. He is supportive yet allows students to discover concepts for themselves. His classroom and resource management was exceptional."
Young Public School Teacher
"Providing the booklets ahead of time meant that I could prep the kids on the language we would be using and use it consistently throughout the week. I think this made the lesson time quite effective," Newtown Public School Teacher
"The work is easily adapted to children of all learning levels and ability. Julian communicated with us really well and was very flexible. The children in our Support Unit class thoroughly enjoyed it! "
Young Public School Teacher
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