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
Support learners to consolidate their programming knowledge by applying it to real-world, tangible projects. This approach to teaching computing focuses on structuring the learning activities around the design, creation and evaluation of a digital artefact.
07 May 2021
Code Tracing supports the development of program comprehension by encouraging learners to read, understand and record the behaviour of a program at different stages of it's execution.
31 March 2021
James Robinson provides a summary of Tsan, J. et al. In this experience report, researchers explore the practice of paired programming with primary school-aged learners.
25 February 2021