Diving Deep into the Science of Learning in Practice: Exploring learning areas of interest

In this Shorter Form Credential (SFC), you will be introduced to the science of learning and hear from educators about how they have drawn on research to inform teaching, learning and leading in their practice. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in identifying priorities, sourcing quality literature, and transforming the evidence into meaningful and relevant applications in your own context. 

One of the challenges to translating research into applied contexts is being able to access and critically discern the quality and relevance of research findings. Often research is conducted under highly-controlled conditions and with populations that may differ in many respects from those to which the findings may be applied. Furthermore, there is wide ranging quality of research and evidence – or claims of research – particularly in relation to the application of neuroscientific principles to educational practice. The capacity to source and critically evaluate the quality and relevance of research in a timely manner and translate that effectively into authentic contexts is a valuable skill to develop to bridge the gap between research and practice – to discern between ‘real’ and ‘fake’ research news!

This SFC will provide students the opportunity to develop skills in discerning the quality of literature in an area of particular interest, support them to find key information in those sources, and develop the skills to translate that into meaningful application in practice.

Why study?
This SFC is valuable for educators who want to develop a deeper understanding and expertise in a particular topic of interest to their educational context. It could be beneficial for developing a solid evidence-base for education inquiries or for understanding and planning for educational/ institutional priorities. It will be invaluable for those students who wish to pursue post-graduate research studies. 

What will I study?
The SFC will commence with an introduction to the science of learning, providing important foundational knowledge. This will also provide an opportunity for retrieval and revision for those students who have completed Module 1: A multi-disciplinary lens on learning. This course will address a range of AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers depending on which area of focus the student attends to, but more broadly will address Standards 1,3 and 6. Students undertaking this SFC will be able to study from a selection of current educational priority areas, including, but not limited to The Science of…: Effective Learning Strategies; Wellbeing; Social Connection and Synchrony in the classroom; Feedback for Learning; Metacognition; Regulation of Learning; Blended Learning; Learning Design. 

View the electronic course profile here.

This course has potential to be stacked to provide UQ credit.


Course details
Teachers who enrol in a group of five or more; or UQ Alumni are eligible for a 10% scholarship discount. 
    Online / External / Self-paced
   3 months / Enrol by 7 April 2022
   Earn 0.5 units of credit towards professional development 
Prerequisities: Undergraduate qualification

If you are a UQ Alumni or are enrolling with a groups of five or more teachers
Apply here
 
All other applicants
Apply here 

 

Get in touch.

If you have any questions about this course please get in touch with Dr Stephanie Macmahon


Teachers who enrol in a group of five or more; or UQ Alumni are eligible for a 10% scholarship discount. 

If you are a UQ Alumni or are enrolling with a groups of five or more teachers
Apply here
 
All other applicants
Apply here