Children begin to make decisions about their future at an early age. This means it is crucial that children’s experience includes career-linked learning in computing as well as authentic experiences with a range of job roles. This helps to enable children to see the relevance of computing and may also help to and dispel any stereotypes that might limit their perceived choices.
In this short CPD session, you will explore evidence around children’s career aspirations. Considering approaches to ensure all children are aware of future opportunities linked to computing. You will find out how to engage with a STEM Ambassador, to support effective career-learning at primary. You will also explore enrichment opportunities, identifying how best to use them to engage a diverse range of learners.
Who is it for?
Teachers and subject leaders of primary computing who would like to include career-linked learning in the school.
- Explore evidence about how children form their ideas and aspirations
- Consider the importance of ‘meeting people like me’ from computing careers
- Make authentic links to computing and the wider curriculum
- Evaluate NCCE enrichment opportunities for all learners
- Find out how to engage with a STEM Ambassador, and to evaluate the impact they have on children.
How long is this course?
How will you learn?
Scheduled live, interactive online session led by an experienced practitioner.
- Understand the aims of careers-related learning in the primary phase
- Recognise the benefits of STEM Ambassador engagement
- Know how to use career-linked learning approaches and enrichment activities effectively in your school