This course is for anyone involved in education - whether as a teacher, an academic, a psychologist, a parent –who is interested in cutting edge neuroscientific evidence that will immediately inform and improve practice.
You will learn how to create optimal learning experiences using brain-friendly approaches that will improve achievements and wellness. Areas that you will learn about include our social brain, optimising learning and memory, neuroplasticity, genes and epigenetics, addressing stress, linking brain research with teaching and learning strategies, and teaching students about their brain and how it works.
This course will help you to develop research skills and critically evaluate research in educational neuroscience. Culminating activities use project-based learning to further enhance your expertise. The course content and assessments are brain-friendly as you will soon discover! Study in a student-friendly online learning environment that is self-paced and fits into your lifestyle.
Graduates of the Master of Educational Neuroscience have highly specialised knowledge and skills in educational neuroscience that they can apply in their professional practice. Graduates have an understanding of contemporary research and practice that they may use to maximise learning and wellness for the learners with whom they work, as well as for themselves and colleagues. In some instances, graduates wish to use the Master of Educational Neuroscience as evidence for continuing professional development requirements and/or advancement in their field. Graduates may also seek employment in a related work area where their educational expertise may be used more fully to meet career aspirations.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 4 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||MEdNeuroSc|
|AQF Level||Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)|
Indicative Year - 2023
Indicative Year - 2022
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold one of the following:
Employment experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service.
English Language Proficiency Requirements:
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between the final examination date and the date of commencement of the study and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
The course is 1200 hours. This is a hyperflexible course that is available 24/7 and 365 days a year to support the self-paced study by students.
|Interim Awards||CM11 - Graduate Certificate in Educational Neuroscience|
|Exit Awards||CM11 - Graduate Certificate in Educational Neuroscience|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice|
|2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice|
|5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level|
|6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences|
|7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability|
|10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.|
|APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Communicate, interact and collaborate with others effectively in culturally or linguistically diverse contexts in a culturally respectful manner|
|Number of units: 7||Total credit points: 48|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|EDED20517||Neuroplasticians Research Project|
|EDED20513||Learning and Memory - A Neuroscientific View|
|EDED29448||Remote Learning Informed by Neuroscience|
|EDED20512||Advancing Educational Neuroscience Research|
|EDED20514||Capstone Research Project in Neuroscience|
Study anywhere, anytime. Available 365 days a year and 24/7 for your self-paced engagement with resources and submission of responses to assessment.
The course is for anyone involved in education whether as a teacher, an academic, a psychologist, a social worker, or a parent – everybody interested in cutting-edge neuroscientific evidence to immediately inform and improve practice in brain-friendly ways.
You will find that you develop deep contemporary insights into the brain that will enhance your ability to optimise student/client learning experiences that will improve both their achievements and wellness - and yours!
Your course content and assessments are designed to be brain-friendly for you in a self-paced and student-friendly learning environment. Something that you should really enjoy!