EDED20512 - Applying Educational Neuroscience

General Information

Unit Synopsis

As a professional educator, you need to understand the underlying concepts and principles of contemporary Educational Neuroscience and the evidence-based research that informs it. Drawing upon the works of world-renowned researchers and other experts in the field, you will develop insights on how to use contemporary evidence-based knowledge to enhance your professional practice. In this unit, you will learn how to evaluate neuroscientific information and use it in an integrated and ethical manner. You will learn about selecting, analysing, adapting and applying Educational Neuroscience research immediately to your professional practice by using well-established criteria to judge the quality and limitations of conceptual and empirical studies. You will be able to communicate in an informed way to a range of audiences about research in Educational Neuroscience. This may lead you to later doing your own practitioner-based research using robust approaches from Educational Neuroscience that you will study in this unit.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


Completion of 18 credit points from Master of Educational Neuroscience

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 0%
2. Project (applied) 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Select and analyse high-quality information from Educational Neuroscience to enhance professional practice
  2. Critique contemporary research from Educational Neuroscience to inform professional practice in an integrated and ethical manner
  3. Apply knowledge and skills from Educational Neuroscience with expert judgement to professional practice.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Project (applied)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Project (applied)