Educational Neuroscience: Research-Led Teaching Approaches Course - Central Queensland University FutureLearn
Discover the new field of educational neuroscience. Study evidence-based research on the application of neuroscience in learning.
Discover educational neuroscience and its impact on 21st-century education
Learn about the importance of neuroscience in education
This teaching ExpertTrack introduces you to the basics of neuroscience in learning. You’ll study our uniquely human brain - looking at the central nervous system, the limbic system and the concept of neuroplasticity – and discover what it means for memory and learning in the brain.
Identify the most common neuromyths in education
When it comes to educational neuroscience, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction.
You’ll identify some of the most widely accepted neuromyths within the teaching community. By debunking many false ideas about the brain and learning, you can apply your learnings from this course with confidence.
Improve your understanding of learning and memory formation
Discover the role of social-emotional learning in the classroom and the link between stress and memory. We’ll look at the application of neuroscience in educational theory, focusing on research by Dr Louis Cozolino concerning the evolution of the social brain and ‘Nine things educators need to know about the brain’, you’ll have a better understanding of brain-based learning within different contexts.
Discover how to maximise students’ learning in the classroom as we examine leading-edge research into neuroplasticity
Become a more effective educator with contemporary insights into the brain which will help you develop optimal learning experiences and neuroplasticity activities in the classroom that you can use right away.
Find out how to design lesson plans that improve learning capacity and memory, using the latest research-based teaching strategies emerging from educational neuroscience.
You’ll also look at the practical application of neuroscience research in education and leadership to create optimal learning environments.
Develop your leadership skills as an educator by studying the field of neuro-leadership
21stcentury learning is changing at a rapid pace due to increasing evidence-based research into educational neuroscience (brain science). As educators, we need to capitalise on these new opportunities.
This ExpertTrack teaches you how to apply neuroscience in leadership to create trusting team environments and build a culture of feedback.
Key skills you will learn
- Memory and learning
- Neuroscience in leadership
- Brain-based teaching
- Research-based teaching
- Student engagement
ExpertTrack course overview
- Orientation to Educational Neuroscience
Education is being enhanced and changed by evidence-based findings, find out how to capitalise on these new opportunities.
- Learning and Memory: Understandings from Educational Neuroscience
Become a truly impactful educator by exploring the science of memory formation and its impact on learning.
- Neuroplasticians and Neuromyths
Explore the latest strategies emerging from Educational Neuroscience for educators to consider.
- Neuroleadership and Conceptual Approaches in Educational Neuroscience
Explore practical application of neuroscience research in education and leadership.
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CQUniversity is Australia’s leading regional university.
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