/Teaching programming – for IT professionals who teach in school or at work
A course of 4 sessions, of 90 minutes each, on computing education research for IT professionals to help them teach programming to others.
This course is of 4 consecutive sessions, each of 90 minutes:
- Wednesday January 6th 6pm – 7:30pm
- Wednesday January 13th 6pm – 7:30pm
- Wednesday January 20th 6pm – 7:30pm
- Wednesday January 27th 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.
This work is being shared with teachers, but is rarely shared with IT professionals. Yet, IT professionals are often required to help others learn to program.
Teaching others to program can be through informal support for colleagues or it can be more formal as part of induction, for placements or for re-training.
IT staff often volunteer in schools, in code clubs and in after school or weekend/ holiday groups to help students to learn to program.
Who is it for?
Teachers & IT professionals
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 and of course Computational Thinking.