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School of Educational Studies and Leadership
The Technological area of Computational Thinking was introduced to the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa for primary and secondary schools and kura in 2018. This course is designed to equip participants to teach relevant Computer Science and Computational Thinking topics to students in schools and kura, from primary school to NCEA. Each of the main topics will be critically examined in terms of pedagogical and subject knowledge while at the same time developing teachers' understanding of theoretical perspectives of Computational Thinking. Participants will develop through investigating theories and practices in Computer Science education and industry. A key component is an individual research project to develop, implement and critically evaluate a resource to support teaching a selected topic. This project provides practical experience informed by current research from the computer science discipline. The course does not cover teaching of computer programming or learning to program a computer.
Subject to approval of the Head of School.