PDC57193 - The Social Brain

Duration20 hours
Course codePDC57193


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.

Career Opportunities

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 Structure

20 hours

  1. Gain an understanding of key concepts regarding the social brain that can inform practice
  2. Understand the role of stress in brain development and its impacts on learning and memory
  3. Understand how both optimal learning and wellness can concurrently be achieved.


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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.

Fees & Scholarships

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.