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PDC59424 - Brain Science and the Future of Education

Course Details

Course Summary

Education is being enhanced and changed by the evidence-based findings from the new field of Educational Neuroscience (Brain Science). In this online micro-credential, you will learn about new and emerging understandings of the brain from neuroscientific research and their profound implications for education. Topics include: the utility of existing and emerging brain scanning technologies, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, the utility of online gaming, and being a researcher-practitioner in your context. Hold onto your seat as we gaze to our exciting (r)evolution in Education!

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this micro-credential, however, it is relevant to anyone involved in education who would like to complete studies in a flexible and self-paced environment to gain neuroscientific insights to inform practices.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

For direct access to the micro-credential, visit our Learning Management Site: Be Different

Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.

Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
Skill Area
  • Child Care
  • Community Services
  • Education Support
  • Youth Services

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession.

Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*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.

Standard Micro-credential Structure

25 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explore views of the evolving near future of Education to more brain-friendly teaching and learning
  2. Critique views of the near future of Education using contemporary and emerging findings about brain-friendly teaching and learning.


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