Programming Pedagogy in Primary Schools: Developing Computing Teaching

Posted 4 months 21 days ago by Raspberry Pi Foundation

Duration : 4 weeks
Start On : 04 May 2020
Study Method : Online
Subject : Education
Overview
Investigate a range of pedagogical approaches suitable for teaching programming to primary school pupils (aged 5 to 11 years old).
Course Description

Learn how to run a successful computer programming class

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.

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.

This course is designed for teachers and subject leaders responsible for teaching programming to primary school children (5-11 years old).

You will need some basic programming knowledge but the course does revise the key programming concepts of sequence, variables, selection and iteration.

Requirements
This course is designed for teachers and subject leaders responsible for teaching programming to primary school children (5-11 years old). You will need some basic programming knowledge but the course does revise the key programming concepts of sequence, variables, selection and iteration.
Career Path
  • Describe a range of pedagogical approaches, including unplugged approaches, 'Use-Modify-Create', and Parson's Problems
  • Investigate the key programming concepts of sequence, variables, selection, and iteration, and how these can be taught
  • Model a learning sequence as a semantic wave
  • Apply different pedagogies into a lesson plan
  • Evaluate the use of these pedagogical approaches in your classroom
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