Teaching Programming in Primary Schools

Teaching Programming in Primary Schools

Course provided by FutureLearn

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 8 hours study time

  • Teacher training and education

  • Free

  • NA

  • Level NA

About this course

This free online course will provide a comprehensive introduction to programming, designed for non-subject-specialist primary or K-5 teachers.Over four weeks, we’ll introduce you to key programming concepts. You’ll have the chance to apply your understanding of them through projects, both unplugged and on a computer, using Scratch as the programming language. You’ll discover common mistakes and pitfalls, and develop strategies to fix them. Free to register. Fee to certificate.

Learning outcomes

  1. Explain key programming concepts; algorithms, sequencing, repetition, variables and selection.
  2. Produce programs using the Scratch programming language.
  3. Reflect on your learning and create ideas for your classroom practise.
  4. Explore programming concepts through projects, both unplugged and digital.
  5. Apply a cross curricular approach to programming.