This is a core text for trainee primary teachers. It is a guide to the teaching of computing and coding in primary schools, and an exploration of how children develop their computational thinking. It covers all areas of the National Curriculum for primary computing and offers insight into effective teaching.

Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum

Computational thinking across the curriculum

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:

  • revise the key concepts and approaches involved in computational thinking;
  • identify how computational thinking concepts and approaches can already be seen in daily classroom life;
  • explore how the skills of computational thinking can enhance pupils' learning across a range of national curriculum subject areas;
  • identify teaching, learning and assessment approaches which teachers can adopt to embed the promotion of computational thinking within lessons.

Teachers' Standards

A teacher must:

  • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils:
    • be aware of pupils' capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these;
    • guide pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs;
    • encourage pupils to take a responsible ...
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