PDC57193 - The Social Brain
Discover key ideas about the importance of our social brain to our very existence in this online micro-credential! Learn how sociation affects brain development and gain neuroscientific insights to inform your practices. Cozolino's 'Nine things educators need to know about the brain' underpins this micro-credential. Topics addressed include the need for connection between brains to thrive, learning and memory, good stress/bad stress, the brain-body link, and how quality nutrition and sleep are critical to the optimal development of the brain. Learn too about some common neuromyths such as left-right brain (or dominance) theory and use research-based evidence to gain a professionally informed view.
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.
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.
Structure & Availability
Standard Micro-credential StructureDuration:
- Gain an understanding of key concepts regarding the social brain that can inform practice
- Understand the role of stress in brain development and its impacts on learning and memory
- Understand how both optimal learning and wellness can concurrently be achieved.
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.