MA in Education

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This course is offered BOTH as a 30 credit module on the Modular Education MA and here as a standalone Short Course. Students successfully completing this course will gain 30 credits towards an Education Masters.

Fees and eligibility
Our courses are reduced by 50% to £500 for London teachers, thanks to our funding, the full price for non-London teachers is £1,000 – please see our Fees and Funding page for more information.

Entry requirements
Qualified Teacher Status in ICT or experience of teaching ICT in a secondary school.

Part of Computer Science Education: Theory and practice

Course overview
The aim of this course is to prepare ICT teachers to teach Computing/Computer Science up to A level and to give them the confidence to set up Computer Science courses in their schools. It covers the knowledge and the theoretical basis including the pedagogy for teaching computer science including programming and for introducing the concepts of computing to pupils from year seven.

Issues identified by research in the area of teaching and learning programming and computer science are considered together with the implications for computing education at secondary level.

The content and assessment of the new computing curriculum and of current GCSE and A level specifications will be examined and discussed to enable teachers to make informed choices for their pupils.

Course structure
Saturday 1: Curriculum and Computing

Seminar 1 – Communications Unplugged
Seminar 2 – Gender and Computing
Seminar 3 – Teaching early Programming
Seminar 4 – Programming Teaching Methods
Seminar 5 – Teaching by Modelling

Saturday 2: Hardware and Assignment Workshop

Seminar 6 – Flow and Learning through Games
Seminar 7 – Motivation, Uptake and Careers in Computing
Seminar 8 – Collaboration and Group Work in Computing
Seminar 9 – Programming and Mathematics, Computational Thinking
Seminar 10 – Assignment Plans and Feedback

The course runs both as a standalone 30 credit master’s module and as a module on King’s modular MA in Computing in Education



Page updated: 4 February 2015

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