Solving computational problems in KS3 computing CJ436 / D03
Who is it for?
Teacher and curriculum leaders in secondary computing with, at least, foundational knowledge of programming.
What topics are covered?
- Developing problems for the computing classroom – drawing on your existing knowledge of computing and programming, you’ll begin selecting and presenting a problem that can be solved computationally, and which aligns to the subject knowledge development needs of learners. Drawing on rigorous research and evidence, learn how to develop the ‘problem-space’ and make links to the curriculum that reinforce learning, using culturally-relevant contexts that increase interest and engagement.
- Building problem analysis skills – apply repeatable methods that reduce cognitive load when decomposing and analysing problem descriptions. Develop criteria for success that will inform solution analysis, and help students to form and evaluate ideas that might solve problems.
- Developing student knowledge through solving problems – consider how to support students to both draw upon existing knowledge, and engage with new learning, to solve challenges that develop them further. Develop familiarity and skill in applying a range of scaffolding approaches to support novices, and stretch more confident students.
- Evaluation of problem solving – use student assessment, and teacher reflection, to analyse the success of computational problem-solving in the classroom and to gauge learning progress. Build the capability of learners to evaluate the success of their own solutions, and develop metacognitive skills.
How will you learn?
How long is this course?
Who is the course leader?
I am a software developer, qualified teacher, course designer, trainer and digital content developer. I have delivered thousands of hours through...
- Use relevant and interesting challenges, from a wide range of contexts, to stimulate passion and learning among learners in your school.
- Plan and teach lessons that support all learners in building their capability to analyse and solve problems computationally.
- Implement learning activities based on firm evidence, giving you the confidence to tackle problems with a range of possible solutions.
- Assess the improving skills and knowledge of learners working at different levels of prior attainment.
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