Educators and other professionals quite literally change the brain of students/clients – they are ‘neuroplasticians’. You will learn how findings from Psychology, Education and Neuroscience (PEN) disciplines co-jointly support brain-friendly principles to improve both achievement and wellness, and about the many neuromyths that abound and how to challenge and avoid those. The unit content is carefully selected from authoritative sources such as Tokuhama-Espinosa, Willis, The Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC), Howard-Jones, Siegel and other prominent, cutting-edge researchers in Educational Neuroscience. You will learn about research-based findings that have immediate practical use with learners including young people and colleagues. You will review contemporary brain teaching guidelines and use those to enhance your practices utilising integrative reflections.
|Unit Level||Not Applicable|
|Student Contribution Band||1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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.
|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.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Online Quiz(zes)||•|
|2 - Project (applied)||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•||•|
|4 - Research||•||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•||•|
|7 - Leadership||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Online Quiz(zes)||•||•||•|
|2 - Project (applied)||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|