The Graduate Certificate in Educational Neuroscience will provide you with an informed, contemporary and introductory understanding of the brain to maximise learning and wellness, fundamental to learning and teaching. Your professional knowledge and skills will be enhanced using contemporary, research-based understandings from Educational Neuroscience. You will learn, at an introductory level, how to create and maintain optimal learning environments that are ‘approach-based’ and brain-friendly, and can be applied directly into your workplace to maximise both learning and wellness for the students and clients with whom you work, yourself and colleagues. Using professional judgement, you will be able to draw upon contemporary and emerging findings from Educational Neuroscience to improve educational practices.
This course provides professional development for teachers, clinicians, academics and other professionals who would like to complete studies in a flexible and self-paced environment to gain neuroscientific insights to inform practices. Undertaking this course enables teachers to meet Continuing Professional Development obligations for registration. For other professionals, it may contribute to industry update requirements and significantly enhance professional practice.
|Duration||0.5 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||24|
|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)||GradCertEdNeuroSc|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Certificate|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Entry requires a 3-year bachelor's degree from an Australian University or College or equivalent, and professional experience in the facilitation of the learning of others for at least 3-years; or a 4-year bachelor's degree from an Australian university or college or equivalent.
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||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas|
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 4||Total credit points: 24|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|EDED20515||Orientation to Educational Neuroscience|
|EDED20517||Neuroplasticians and Neuromyths|
|EDED20516||Neuroleadership and Conceptual Approaches in Educational Neuroscience|
|EDED20513||Learning and Memory - A Neuroscientific View|