Version Effective: 30th of September, 2019
Version Effective: 30th of September, 2019

PDC59909 - Conceptual approaches in Educational Neuroscience: Moving from Piaget to Neurons

Course Details

Course Summary

With thousands of new research papers coming out each month on the brain, and a growing collaboration between neuroscientists, educators and psychologists, it is an optimal time to be informed on the most up to date neurological approaches in educational theory and practice. This online Short Course is designed to offer contemporary evidence from cutting edge research and provide a basis for the enhancement of educational settings through the incorporation of brain-friendly principles. Topics include: brain architecture, neuroplasticity, epigenetics, the science of learning, what should and should not be done in educational settings, practical applications of Educational Neuroscience, and how to maintain a healthy brain. You will develop a well-researched and holistic conceptual approach that will be beneficial for yourself and those with whom you work.

The fee for this short course will be $440.00.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this course, 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
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Application Mode
  • Other
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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

This course provides Professional Development for education professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations for registration and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 50 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity 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.

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Standard Course Structure

50 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1.  Explore various conceptual advances in Educational Neuroscience
  2. Examine and interpret well-researched strategies and principles that can be applied in education
  3. Identify significant factors that can interfere with learning as well as those that promote a healthy brain
  4. Reflect upon and discriminate between positive (optimal) and negative (compromised) practices in education.


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