QCAA Psychology: Individual Thinking - PDC65708
Are you a teacher looking to develop your expertise in the Psychology syllabus? If so, this online micro-credential has been designed to complement the work delivered by the QCAA to develop your skills base in the contemporary approaches to teaching and learning in this area. You will explore the way that the brain processes information, identifying the specialisation of various brain structures and pathways. You will also explore individual differences in the way that the brain processes information by examining the characteristics of memory and how we learn, along with memory formation and their retrieval, and how this can be impacted by reinforcement schedules. As a micro-credential, this course gives you a certificate of completion.
12 hours online self-paced learning. Students can access the course for one year from enrolment.
This course 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. This course will explore the way that the brain processes information, identifying the specialisation of various brain structures and pathways. The participant will be given the opportunity to explore individual differences in the way that the brain processes information by examining the characteristics of memory and how we learn. The participant will also learn about the formation of memories and their retrieval, and how this can be impacted by reinforcement schedules.
Standard Course StructureDuration: 12 hours online self-paced learning.
Students can access the course for one year from enrolment.
- Outline the impact of neurotransmission and neurotransmitters on human responses
- Apply knowledge of localisation of brain function to investigate perception and memory, including the effect of visual perception on memory
- Explain the theory of memory in terms of how memory functions and how this has been conceptualised by psychologists
- Understand how knowledge of memory and storage of experience by the brain allows psychologists to investigate memory deficits
- Transfer knowledge of reinforcement schedules from psychological theory to a learning task.
There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this course, however, it is designed for Secondary School teachers who expect to teach the QCAA Psychology General Senior Syllabus.
Undertaking this course 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 course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
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