EDEM665-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)

Teaching Computational Thinking with Programming

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


This course aims to equip participants to teach computational thinking, with an emphasis on programming. The Technological area of Computational Thinking for Digital Technologies (CTDT) was introduced into the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa for primary and secondary schools and kura in 2018. Students will explore computer programming and various approaches to teaching it, including connecting it with key related areas of computational thinking. They will develop research skills and investigate theories and practices in CTDT. A key component is an individual research project to develop, implement and critically evaluate their teaching of programming and integration of computational thinking across the curriculum. Although this course does not teach students to program, it can extend students’ programming skills.


Subject to approval of the Head of School.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Kathryn MacCallum


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Teaching CT: Report, Presentation and Participation 60% A1.1 Presentation (week of 22-28 April) A1.2 Report (22 April) A1.3 Participation will be recorded over term 1
Research paper: Theory to practice 06 Jun 2024 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,046.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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