Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds When digital devices are everywhere and internet access is widespread… When governments around the world are recognising the importance of computing and adding the subject to the school curriculum… how can it be taught in a way that engages young people and is relevant to the world they live in? On the Teaching Computing online course from the National STEM Learning Centre, you’ll explore how students in primary and secondary education learn computing, looking at ways to introduce computing concepts, plan lessons and assess progress. In particular you will look at how computer programming can be made accessible to children of all ages and abilities. You’ll consider safe and effective use of the internet as well as digital literacy including digital citizenship.
Skip to 0 minutes and 56 seconds Presented by Helena Gillespie, lecturer at the University of East Anglia and a former primary teacher, this course offers you an overview of the English National Curriculum for Computing. It asks how young people interact with digital devices and how to effectively teach all aspects of computing. You’ll be part of a large community of learners sharing their experiences and understanding, learning from Simon Humphreys, the National Coordinator for Computing at School about the background to the computing curriculum. You’ll hear, too, from other industry and education experts to understand the context for the subject of computing. If you are teaching or leading computing in your school, join us on the Teaching Computing course.
Skip to 1 minute and 39 seconds Take part, and develop your subject knowledge and your confidence when teaching computing.