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Assessment Strategies and Brain-Based Learning - PDC71974

When thinking about assessment tasks, students frequently have reactions ranging from guilt and inadequacy to absolute terror. Understanding the purpose of assessment tasks and how your brain works is helpful for you to achieve optimal learning. This micro-credential explores the basic principles of brain-based learning providing you with a range of practical strategies that optimise your memory capacity and help you best prepare for assignments and exams. Some of these concepts have implications for your personal life too, as training your brain can help you change habits and behaviours. There is so much more that we understand about the workings of the brain these days—it is pretty amazing!  As a micro-credential, this course gives you a certificate of completion and a digital badge to display in your profile or share on social media.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online

Fee

$181

DURATION

12 hours

Understanding how your brain works is helpful in achieving optimal learning. This online micro-credential will explore the principles of brain-based learning and the purpose of assessments. This micro-credential will introduce you to the basic principles of how the brain works, to help you develop a range of strategies that optimise memory capacity and learning potential. This micro-credential provides you with practical strategies to best prepare for assignments and exams.

Students who successfully complete the set of 9 micro-credentials* developed from the unit SKIL40025 Preparation Skills for University, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

1. Effective Study Habits for Higher Education

2. Personality Types and Learning Styles

3. Critical Thinking

4. Finding and Evaluating Scholarly Research

5. Effective Note-Taking and Paraphrasing

6. Enhancing your Oral Presentation Skills

7. Assessment Strategies and Brain-Based Learning

8. Clever Career Planning

9. Preparing for Success in Higher Education: Assessment Module.

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

Standard Micro-credential Structure

Duration:

12 hours

1. Describe the purpose of assessment and formulate proactive approaches to assessment preparation

2. Explain how brain-based learning strategies can develop new neural pathways that enhance memory and learning

3. Identify basic principles of brain-based learning techniques that optimise learning potential.

Assessment

Online Quiz

There are no specific entry requirements

Undertaking this micro-credential provides students with information, skills and strategies to help them succeed in higher education. These skills are transferable to contexts beyond study. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Students who successfully complete the set of 9 micro-credentials* developed from the unit SKIL40025 Preparation Skills for University, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

1. Effective Study Habits for Higher Education

2. Personality Types and Learning Styles

3. Critical Thinking

4. Finding and Evaluating Scholarly Research

5. Effective Note-Taking and Paraphrasing

6. Enhancing your Oral Presentation Skills

7. Assessment Strategies and Brain-Based Learning

8. Clever Career Planning

9. Preparing for Success in Higher Education: Assessment Module.

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Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.