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Course Summary:

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. 

Learning Outcomes:

  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.

Assessment:  Online Quiz

Fee:  Offered free as a taster short course in the Educational Neuroscience suite (coming soon)

Duration:  35 hours

CPD Hours:  35

Study Mode:  Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

This course provides Professional Development for education professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations for registration 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.

Course Enquiries: or Ken Purnell at

Read the testimonial by Judi Newman, former Principal of North Rockhampton State High School 2007-2014 here.