Teaching programming – for IT professionals

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Course Description

This course is of 4 consecutive sessions, each of 90 minutes.

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 for 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 along to our course, which we normally deliver to teachers, on how to teach programming – but we have adapted for IT professionals (our lead trainer worked in industry for 20 years too!). This is a research informed course.

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
  • Code tracing
  • Unplugged Computing
  • Computational Thinking

Course Information

Dates :

  • Wednesday February 3rd 6pm – 7:30pm

  • Wednesday February 10th 6pm – 7:30pm

  • Wednesday February 17th 6pm – 7:30pm

  • Wednesday February 24th 6pm – 7:30pm

Time: 6.00PM – 7.30PM
Venue: This course will be run remotely.
Audience: IT professionals and trainers

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Contact us

Caitlin McMillan

020 7720 7514

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