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With an increased emphasis on teaching computing in schools, there is increasing demand for teachers to introduce coding as part of the curriculum. This 10 credit special purpose level-8 award is designed to build on the teachers existing knowledge of coding principles (concepts) to assist teachers in further developing their knowledge of computer programming.
Specifically the objectives of the course are to provide teachers with: (i) the skills necessary to begin implementing coding using syntax within their respective professional contexts. (ii) Insights into the discipline of computer programming making explicit professional programming practices. (iii) an awareness of the technical requirement necessary to engage meaningfully with code and syntax in the classroom.
The programme will begin by providing the leaner with a brief overview of computing and particularly computer coding through research and investigation. The main material covered in the module will seek to develop the learner's knowledge as it pertains to teaching computer coding, using syntax, at primary and post-primary level.
Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.
||Coding for Teachers
Currently accepting applications for September 2018
Preparatory Reading 15 Oct 18
Preparatory Reading 16 Oct 18
Letterkenny Campus 17 Nov 18
Preparatory Reading 21 Nov 18
Preparatory Reading 22 Nov 18
Letterkenny Campus 1 Dec 18 * Dates are subject to change.
EU Fees: €200