Education Scotland in partnership with BCS, will deliver this new 4 part course to develop the pedagogy of computing science in primary.
Workshop 1 – Computational Thinking, critical thinking and problem-solving top the World Economic list of skills that employers believe will grow in prominence in the next five years. This first session will explore why it’s important for your students to learn computing science and you’ll learn about key computational thinking skills and how to embed it across the curriculum.
Workshop 2 & 3- Code along using Scratch. Take your computing science knowledge to the next level with these interactive code along session. Get to grips with Scratch programming and the concepts of sequence, repetition and selection through a series of Scratch programming challenges.
Workshop 4- Pedagogy and Computing Science. Learn more about key pedagogical approaches to programming, including PRIMM (Predict, Run, Investigate, Modify and Make), Use-Modify-Create, Semantic Waves and Parson’s Problems. We’ll explore each approach through hands-on activities and examples, illustrating how these research-backed teaching and learning methods can be applied in your curriculum.