Programming Pedagogy in Primary Schools: Developing Computing Teaching CO020

Investigate a range of pedagogical approaches for teaching programming to primary pupils


Summary

Investigate a range of pedagogical approaches suitable for teaching programming to primary school pupils (aged 5 to 11 years old).

 

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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

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