/HE Early Academics in Computer Science Programming Pedagogy Course
A course of 4 sessions, of 90 minutes each, on computing education research for Early Academics to help them teach programming in HE.
This course is of 4 consecutive sessions, each of 90 minutes:
- Wednesday March 3rd 6pm – 7:30pm
- Wednesday March 10th 6pm – 7:30pm
- Wednesday March 17th 6pm – 7:30pm
- Wednesday March 24th 6pm – 7:30pm
Please ensure that you can make at least three of the sessions when you book.
There is a growing body of computing education research on how to teach programming.
On other courses, this work is being shared with teachers. But this same material may not have been highlighted to educators in university settings such as early HE CS academics who are not involved in CS Education research.
Yet, early Higher Education, university and college, CS Academics are likely to be teaching introductory programming.
Come along to our course, which we normally deliver to teachers and industry professionals on teach on how to teach programming, which we have adapted for CS HE Early Academics.
Our trainers have much experience in HE. Paul Curzon has over 20 years experience teaching HE programming courses and Jane Waite researches in CS Education. This is a research-informed course.
Who is it for?
Early Career Academics
What will you learn?
Learn about theory and practice, including (amongst other things) general learning theories and specific programming techniques such as PCK, Bloom’s Taxonomy, SOLO, Semantic Waves, Code Reading, Levels of Abstraction, Code Reading, PRIMM, Code tracing, Unplugged Computing, using Jupyter Notebooks and of course Computational Thinking.
We will also touch upon curricula, particularly the A level CS curriculum and how students’ prior experiences of programming are changing.
This is a small cohort course of less than 30 attendees and is intended to develop the community of practice of CS HE academics. The course is collaborative and hands on, therefore you will need a PC or a laptop to take part.