Teachers transform minds. This micro-credential addresses the Australian Government's Strong Beginnings Report requirements on the brain and learning in cognitive load.
You will delve into the fascinating world of human memory, learning how to optimise short and long-term memory and manage students’ cognitive load. You will examine how the limited capacity of working memory impacts learning and how you can reduce cognitive load with your teaching strategies.
You will explore the role of factors like emotion, context, and sleep in memory formation, consolidation, and retrieval. You will engage with research findings on the neural processes involved in memory and how your teaching impacts memory performance. This includes how the brain masters knowledge and the implications for your teaching, such as moving from scaffolded to independent practice.
You will learn strategies to manage student behaviour and create optimal learning environments that improve students’ achievements and well-being by managing cognitive load and mastering knowledge.
Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
What is a Digital Badge?
Being involved in the teaching of others.
Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student.
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Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
This micro-credential provides professional development for teachers, clinicians, academics and other professionals who want to complete studies in a flexible and self-paced environment to gain neuroscientific insights to inform practices.
Undertaking this micro-credential enables teachers to meet Continuing Professional Development obligations for registration and Initial Teacher Education content requirements. It may contribute to industry update requirements for other professionals and significantly enhance professional practice.
Study Mode Definitions
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.
20 hours of online learning
1. Describe how information flows in the brain for memory formation, storage, and recall
2. Identify and use the most effective teaching practices to address cognitive load
3. Explain how to manage student behaviour to create optimal learning environments.
Digital Badge via Credly
Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio.