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Launch of Brainpower Digital Badge

12th November 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Dr Eithne Hunt hosts the Brainpower showcase and launch of the Brainpower digital badge.

Bookended by puberty and culturally defined adult roles, scientists and researchers now agree that adolescence extends from age 10-24 years. To realise student success, higher education institutions must take into account that the majority of their undergraduate students are still adolescents, without fully developed cognitive, social, emotional and self-regulatory capacities, living and learning in a socio-cultural environment that offers less external regulation than ever before. Created by a team of academics and scientists from occupational science and occupational therapy, applied psychology and neuroscience, with contributions from students and higher education staff, Brainpower is a free, online, self-paced course, focusing on harnessing the power and potential of adolescent brain and behaviour for enhanced learning, wellbeing and student success in higher education.

Although targeted mainly at academic and academic support staff in higher education, Brainpower is likely to be of interest to staff across further and higher education, nationally and internationally, as well as parents, school teachers, coaches and all those who contribute to the lives of young people. It is publicly available to all under Creative Commons License via Canvas Public. This event will be hosted by Presented by Dr. Eithne Hunt (UCC Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Graduate Attributes ), Professor Yvonne Nolan (UCC Anatomy & Neuroscience) & Dr. Samantha Dockray (UCC Applied Psychology). All are welcome to attend the launch of the Brainpower Digital Badge during VITAL Week.

Focus of event:

  • Launch the Brainpower Digital Badge




12th November 2021
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Event Category:


University College Cork
United States


Eithne Hunt