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Teaching Computing

Teaching Computing

Second Edition
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July 2015 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Previously known as Teaching ICT, this second edition has been carefully revised to meet the new demands of computer science as a curriculum subject.

With a clear focus on the theory and practice that supports high quality teaching, this textbook provides pragmatic guidance on how to plan, teach, manage and assess computer science teaching.

Key coverage includes:

·         An awareness of the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum for England
·         Developing computational thinking and digital literacy in your classroom
·         Pedagogy for teaching computer programming
·         Computer science in primary schools and the transition to secondary

This is essential reading for secondary computer science student teachers and for those on primary initial teacher education courses seeking a greater understanding of the subject, including school-based (SCITT, School Direct, Teach First), university-based (PGCE, PGDE, BEd, BA QTS) and employment-based routes into teaching, and current teachers updating their practice.

Carl Simmons and Claire Hawkins are Senior Lecturers at Edge Hill University.

So You Want to Teach Computing?
The Computing Education Landscape
Planning to Teach a Computing Lesson
Planning a Sequence of Lessons
Managing a Computing Lesson
Assessment in Computing
Learning For All
Teaching Different Age Ranges
Teaching Outside the Classroom
What Next?

I never received this publication

Mr Luke Jeffery
Vocational Education, Peter Symond's College
January 26, 2024

A very good publication to support students/teaching assistants in the classroom and for assignments, Technology in Learning. Further resources highlighted through the additional website.

Miss Tracey Canham
Health Care and Early Years, Swindon College
September 8, 2018

Very good introductory text for students on school placement.

Mr Owen Davies
School of Education, Bangor University
April 26, 2016

This is a clearly written text that supports students with practical research informed practice in teaching and learning and associated theories linked to pedagogy. There is coverage of the importance of reflective practice and details current issues in the primary classroom including planning, classroom management and assessment. The current thinking around physical computing, computational thinking and digital literacy is considered. The book has an accompanying website which details additional material that the reader will find useful. This book is a useful read for anyone seeking support in teaching computing. I recommend it as essential reading for all teacher trainees especially if their subject specialism is computing.

Mr Manish Kothari
School of Edu. Theology and Leadership, St Mary's University, Twickenham
March 10, 2016

it gives useful insight into what children from primary education will be moving onto

Mrs Susan Tarrant
College of Education, University of Derby
February 10, 2016

An excellent book on IT teaching very useful for students who are thinking of teaching as a career or for exiting practitioners

Mr sean flanagan
Computing, Runshaw College
September 7, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: So You Want to Teach Computing?