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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsHi, I'm Ken Purnell. And I look after the Master of Education in Neuroscience at Central Queensland University, also the FutureLearn courses. And in this particular course, we're going to give you an overview, a feel for education in neuroscience and its implications for your practises. So I truly hope that you enjoy the couple of weeks that you spend with us. It's only a couple of hours a week. But it'll give you a really good taste, or a really good feel for what education in neuroscience is about.

Welcome to the Course

What will I learn?

Educators are brain changers through the learning experiences they create. They are neural architects working with students or clients. It is critical to have informed knowledge about the brain to maximise learning and wellness.​

Over the next two weeks, you will explore how our social brain connects with others in ways that are core to our very existence. You will gain contemporary insights into the brain that will inform your professional practice and underpin the development of optimal learning experiences.

Week one

This week we will cover:

  • The Social Brain and its Superpowers​

  • Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

If you’re new to FutureLearn, you may wish to check out our guides to getting started on the platform and learning online.

If you’re discussing the course on Twitter, Facebook, or the social network of your choice, don’t forget to use the course hashtag #FLedneuroscience. If you do complete 90% of the steps and get 70% or greater in the final test you will be able to claim a free digital Certificate of Achievement from Central Queensland University and FutureLearn, thanks to #StudyAustralia.

Hit Mark as Complete once you’re ready and move on to the next step!

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Orientation to Educational Neuroscience

Central Queensland University