The Social Brain - PDC57193




35 hours

Discover key ideas about the importance of our social brain to our very existence! 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 online Short Course. 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.

There is no fee associated with this short course - valued at $308.00.  

Standard Course Structure

Duration: 35 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, however, students enrolling in this course should work or study in the education profession.

This course provides Professional Development for education professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 35 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion

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