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PDC65781 - QCAA Psychology: Overview & Introduction

Course Details

Course Summary

This online micro-credential has been designed to complement the work delivered by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) to focus on developing teacher confidence, capability and expertise in the key concepts and topics covered in the Psychology syllabus. It offers subject-specific knowledge and skills needed to underpin effective and contemporary approaches to teaching and learning in the subject. The scientific method underpins much neuro-scientific research. This course introduces the utility of the scientific method as well as ethical approaches that need to underpin such research that involves either human or animal participants. Participants will work with cognitive verbs to create protocols for undertaking psychology research and develop ideas for teaching basic psychological concepts.

This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enroll in this micro-credential, however, it is designed for Secondary School teachers who expect to teach the QCAA Psychology General Senior Syllabus.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
Skill Area
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

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

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables Secondary School teachers in Queensland 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.

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Standard Micro-credential Structure

1 hour


  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the inquiry process in science education
  2. Understand the use of cognitive verbs in designing learning objectives for students
  3. Develop teaching materials that introduce your students to safety and ethics in psychological science.

Assessment:

Reflective Activity

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