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.
Primary Computing and the National Curriculum
The chapters in this section of the book will inform your development towards meeting aspects of the professional standards relating both directly and indirectly to computing-specific subject knowledge and pedagogy. Although, because of the great diversity available, subject-related educational software and hardware cannot be treated comprehensively here. Chapters 6 and 7 introduce and focus on the basics of planning and assessing primary computing.
The remaining chapters (Chapters 8 to 15) build on this foundation to equip you with both the knowledge and understanding of the key concepts in the computing curriculum as well as how this can be developed in the children you teach. To support you in the development of your knowledge ...