Programming Pedagogy in Primary Schools: Developing Computing Teaching CO020 / A05

Start date
2 Nov 20
Duration
6 Hours

Summary

On this four-week course, you’ll examine a range of teaching methods suitable for teaching programming, particularly block-based programming languages, to primary school pupils (aged 5 to 11 years old). 

You’ll look at general pedagogical concepts like Bloom’s verbs, semantic waves and cognitive load, as well as programming specific approaches such as Parson’s Problems or designing lessons using levels of abstraction. 

You’ll have the chance to reflect on your current teaching practices, and how you can adapt your own lessons to take advantage of these approaches.

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Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Describe a range of pedagogical approaches, including unplugged approaches, 'Use-Modify-Create', and Parson's Problems
  • Explore the key programming concepts of sequence, variables, selection, and iteration, and how these can be taught
  • Model a learning sequence as a semantic wave
  • Synthesise different pedagogies into a lesson plan
  • Evaluate the use of these pedagogical approaches in your classroom

Sessions

DateTime
1 Programming Pedagogy in Primary Schools: Developing Computing Teaching02 November 202000:00-00:00

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Fees & Bursaries

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 

 

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