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Impact of Technology: How To Lead Classroom Discussions

CO215 Online course

You will explore the ethical, legal, cultural, and environmental concerns surrounding computer science

Key stage 3 Key stage 4
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On this course, teachers will explore the ethical, legal, cultural, and environmental concerns surrounding computer science. You will build the skills needed to hold relevant, open, and exciting discussions in the classroom.

You will explore the best ways to help your students be productive and write long-form answers to questions. This course is useful CPD for teachers who are looking to improve their skills and put them to practice at school.

You will:

  • Explain the links between technologies and related impacts, across the different areas specified by exam boards
  • Develop plans for classroom discussions in a range of formats
  • Summarise the main laws that affect the use of technology
  • Debate topics covering the entire Computer Science curriculum
  • Engage your students with well-framed, relevant questions
  • Demonstrate how to plan a written answer to a discursive Computer Science exam question

This course is part of the Teach GCSE computer science certificate.

Teach GCSE computer science

Our certified professional development programme will equip you with the subject knowledge and confidence to successfully teach and lead GCSE computer science.

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