Pedagogy

The NCCE is looking for more teachers to join its Subject Practitioner Panels group. We ensure that we can best meet the needs of computing educators.

16 March 2022

Alternate conceptions (often referred to as misconceptions) are learners’ beliefs about a concept that are overly simplified or inaccurate.

24 February 2022

This comprehensive report explores the strands of ‘programming’, ‘algorithms’ to emphasise that programming is much broader than simply writing code. It is a fundamental form of expression within the discipline of computing; one that enables learners to build, create, and apply their understanding.

01 February 2022

As educators, it is important that we have a shared understanding of the knowledge and skills we’re teaching, and are able to prioritise the key concepts. There are a number of approaches that teachers can use to organise and represent knowledge

16 December 2021

Culturally relevant pedagogy is a framework that emphasises valuing all learners' knowledge, heritage and ways of learning. By drawing on students' own experiences and cultural knowledge you can ensure that the computing curriculum is relevant, engaging and accessible to all.

25 November 2021

Computing is a discipline rooted in three main traditions: engineering, maths and science. Depending on our own experience, we’re each likely to favour one or more of these perspectives, which can have an impact on how we present computing to our learners.

04 November 2021

The Computer Science Student-Centred Instructional Continuum (CS-SCIC) was created for professional development to help teachers understand their choices when designing learning activities for teaching programming (Waite & Liebe, 2021). As shown in Figure 1, CS-SCIC presents teaching approaches ranging from copy code to tinkering in a simple linear form. The

30 September 2021

Support learners to develop and apply programming skills and comprehension by applying them to a real-world, tangible project.

16 September 2021

A new report exploreing the importance and progression of the computer systems and networks strands of the English computing curriculum, and how these strands are covered in the Teach Computing Curriculum.

15 July 2021

James Robinson provides a summary of 'What should every child know about AI?'. In this position paper, researchers explore the increasing importance of AI education for young learners.

08 June 2021