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Programming Pedagogy in Secondary Schools: Inspiring Computing Teaching

CO222 Online course

Examine a range of pedagogical approaches suitable for teaching computing in Key Stage 3

Key stage 3 Key stage 4
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Transform your teaching by developing your pedagogical approach.

In the first two weeks of this course, you’ll be introduced to a range of pedagogical approaches suitable for Key Stage 3. You’ll look at a range of pedagogies aimed at developing your students’ computational thinking skills, from unplugged approaches to PRIMM, and more. You’ll also investigate worked examples and targeted tasks such as Parson’s Problems.

In the final week of this course, you’ll see several of these pedagogies in action as you work on a rock-paper-scissors game, and think about how the teaching could be adapted for use with your students.

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You will be able to:

  • Describe a range of pedagogical approaches suitable for use with 11- to 14-year-olds
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how these approaches can be used in the classroom
  • Evaluate the suitability of each approach for a particular audience and teaching objective
  • Produce a lesson plan using one of the pedagogical techniques addressed in the course

This course is part of the Teach secondary computing certificate.

Teach secondary computing

Our nationally recognised qualification will give you confidence to take your computing teaching to the next level and to apply those skills in the classroom.

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