Teaching Programming to 5 - 11 year olds
Raspberry Pi Foundation
  • Start Date: 03 Jan, 2022
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Increase your programming knowledge and develop effective lessons to teach programming to primary school pupils (aged 5-11 years).

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Build your subject knowledge and develop your skills in teaching programming


Programming gives children the opportunity to be creators rather than just consumers of technology. Instead of only using existing programs to complete tasks, children can use the programs they have written themselves to solve problems and develop new ideas.


This four-week course will help you become more confident in teaching programming to young children aged 5-11 years old. As well as developing your own understanding of programming, you’ll also investigate a range of strategies that you can use to help your pupils.


Delve into programming concepts


On this course you’ll learn about the key programming concepts of algorithms, sequence, repetition, selection, and variables.


You’ll experience a number of different programming languages suitable for young people, and use your new knowledge to modify and create programs in the block-based language Scratch.


The course will also introduce you to program design. You’ll learn about and experience all of the stages of program development from idea to running code.


By the end of the course, you’ll be able to design and code your own Scratch programs, as well as being able to support your young learners as they begin their coding journeys.



This course is created to align with the Teach Computing Curriculum (TCC), a free resource containing all the content you need to teach computing to children.


As well as undertaking several activities from the TCC during this course, you will use the knowledge you have gained to review a TCC teaching resource and adapt it for your learners’ needs.


This course is designed for educators of all types, in schools or informal settings. It has been designed to help you teach young children how to program.


All software used in this course is either free to download or can be accessed via the web. You will need access to Scratch 3, either online or installed on your computer. You’ll need to create a Scratch account to share and save your programs online.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

Raspberry Pi Foundation

The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world, able to solve the problems that matter to them, and equipped for the jobs of the future.

We provide low-cost, high-performance computers that people use to learn, solve problems and have fun. We provide outreach and education to help more people access computing and digital making. We develop free resources to help people learn about computing and how to make things with computers, and train educators who can guide other people to learn.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

You may be able to download course materials after enrolling in this course. If not, all of the necessary course materials provided by the course instructor will be available on the provider's course page.
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