The Learning Blueprint: Hacking the Brain to Optimise Students' Learning


The objective of this module is to introduce educators to the latest and most important concepts from the field of Learning Sciences, as well as deliver practical strategies that educators can apply in their daily practice.

Completing this module will help educators recognize their own expertise and understand how to unite their personal style with emerging ideas from the laboratory. Additionally, teachers will discover how to more effectively support the types of learning outcomes they desire from their students.
This module was developed by Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath, one of Australia’s leading Science of Learning experts.

This module is not a resource module. The assessment component is mandatory in order to register your completion and have this recorded as your MEA Module on your HR MyDevelopment profile for 2021.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the two primary modes of thinking, the three ways of ‘accessing the coder’, and the key role that errors play in the learning process.
  2. Communicate the basic mechanisms that underpin learning and recognise the impact they have on learning transfer.
  3. Understand the 12 PEN (Psychology|Education|Neuroscience) Principles, and identify how each might inform their daily educational practice
  4. Evaluate how scientific research can (and cannot) be meaningfully applied in the classroom.


Participants are required to  complete a micro-project (MP) as the assessment task. Rather than testing content knowledge, MPs assess how educators are thinking about, translating, and implementing relevant Science of Learning concepts.

Accordingly, MPs provide participants with the opportunity to adapt key ideas to their practice, and begin gathering evidence relevant to their unique contexts.

The assessment task must be undertaken during a teaching period to allow you to execute your micro-project and report on your findings.

Module details

  • Online mode of delivery