Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode - remote CB420 / E04

Start date
9 Jun 22
Duration
5 Hours
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD

Summary

An understanding of algorithms is vital for success in computer science. Students need to know how algorithms are designed to solve a problem, and how these designs are represented to other humans.

Improve your knowledge of algorithms to the level appropriate for up to GCSE teaching. Become confident in using the key building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration, and learn to apply algorithmic thinking. Explore how to construct or trace pseudocode and flowchart representations of algorithms.

Book now and you will be automatically registered for the scheduled sessions for the course. Remote CPD courses have live, facilitator-led sessions and are not available for instant access. Please refer to the schedule of dates published for each course instance.

Prior knowledge:

You’ll need to know some basic concepts and terminology to access this subject knowledge enhancement. If you are entirely new to computer science, we recommend first participating in our one-day course, An introduction to algorithms, programming and data in computer science.

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Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode

Who is it for?

This course is for current or prospective teachers of computer science with some understanding of computer science fundamentals.

What topics are covered?

  • 01 | Core concepts – get to grips with the fundamentals of algorithms by exploring sequencing, selection, iteration.
  • 02 | Implementing core concepts – examine how the core concepts can be implemented within an algorithm.
  • 03 | Flowcharts - learn how to read and write flowcharts, which can be used to represent algorithms.
  • 04 | Creating your own flowchart algorithm – decompose and create your own algorithms represented as flowcharts.
  • 05 | Pseudocode – learn how to read and write pseudocode, and use these to represent a range of algorithms.

How will you learn?

Scheduled live, interactive online sessions led by an experienced practitioner. Flexible facilitator-supported, participant-led sessions, involving deep exploration of the subject content.

How long is this course?

This course is approximately 5 hours in duration, split across several days.

This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education.

Who is the course leader?

Outcomes

You will:

  • Learn the key building blocks of algorithms to be executed using a computer.
  • Analyse problems and design algorithmic solutions.
  • Represent algorithms using pseudocode and flowcharts.
  • Gain confidence in tracing and improving algorithms.
  • Take away activities and teaching practice to use in your classroom.

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode - RD09 June 202209:00-11:00Virtual
Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode - RD09 June 202211:00-11:15Virtual
Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode - RD09 June 202214:00-15:30Virtual

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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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