Teaching programming – for IT professionals who teach in school or at work
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We have previously run this course in November and December 2020 and it was hugely oversubscribed so we are running another course in January 2021. We’ve offered places first to those on our waiting list and are now opening this up wider. If you work in industry and either train new colleagues (induction) or support after-school clubs then this free course may be of interest.
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Note that this course is NOT aimed at teachers but is for IT / industry professionals.
What is this course about?
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 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.
Come and 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.
Image: Summary of models / general learning theories listed above
Who is this course for?
This course is for any IT professional who teaches programming to others. This might be as a volunteer in schools to young people in afterschool clubs, holiday clubs, or to support in class. Or IT professionals might teach programming in their work context, for example to new starters, industrial placements or colleagues.
How much will it cost?
When will it be? How long is the course?
● The course will be run over 4 sessions, every Wednesday for 4 weeks
● Each session is 90 minutes from 6pm to 7:30pm
● The first session is on Wednesday 6th January 2021
● The last session is on Wednesday the 27th January 2021
Where will the course be?
Online (via Zoom) here is the link to register for your free ticket for the 4 sessions https://bit.ly/IndJan21 (click link to register free).
Who will be delivering the course?
Queen Mary University of London. This course is part of the London GLA sponsored Tech Pathways programme.
All course dates
Wednesday January 6th 6pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday January 13th 6pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday January 20th 6pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday January 27th 6pm – 7:30pm
A copy of the flyer is embedded below.