What do you need to know to teach computing in primary schools? How do you teach it? This book provides practical guidance on how to teach the computing curriculum in primary schools alongside the necessary subject knowledge. It explores teaching and learning with ICT and digital technologies, addressing the role of the professional teacher with regards to important issues such as e-safety.
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This book has been written to support primary teacher trainees and newly qualified teachers in developing their knowledge and understanding of both computing and the broader pedagogical issues concerning the ways in which Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can support children to develop confidence, capability and competence as lifelong learners in the information society. The requirements of teachers in England are clearly identified in the National Curriculum and the Teachers’ Standards. This book identifies clear links with these requirements, but also addresses the wider context in which ICT has an impact on learning and teaching. For this reason, we use both ICT and computing as terms throughout this book. That is by ICT we mean the broader context of technology-enhanced learning as ...