Subject Knowledge Enhancement Computer Science

Middlesex University
In London (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • London (England)
  • Duration:
    8 Weeks
  • When:
    October
Description

The course focuses on teaching the fundamental science behind computing, illustrated through practical work that can be appropriated by teachers for their own purposes. For example, we will introduce concepts such as functions, state and memory through simple mechanisms and physical devices as well as simple programming languages, so that teachers can explore ways to teach these without having to subsume everything under full blown systems. We will also introduce the interaction between the concepts of 'languages' and 'machines' so that 'algorithms' can be explored as ways of driving machines through a series of states.



The course touches upon the ICT aspect of teaching within a Computer Science department.



As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.



The course also provides a two week...

Important information
What are the course objectives?

The Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses are for those who have been offered a condition place on the PGCE Computer Science with ICT postgraduate initial teacher training course at Middlesex University or an alternative ITT provider. We also invite colleagues who are currently teaching in school to attend sessions as appropriate.

Requirements: Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
October
London
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Computing
IT
Algorithms
Teaching
Driving
systems
Programming
Language
Subject knowledge
Methodology
Skills
Computer Science
Mechanisms
Transferable skills
Enhancement
physical devices

Course programme

This course is for applicants holding offers for teacher training programmes in computer science in England, such as Middlesex University's PGCE Computer Science with ICT.

The course focuses on teaching the fundamental science behind computing, illustrated through practical work that can be appropriated by teachers for their own purposes. For example, we will introduce concepts such as functions, state and memory through simple mechanisms and physical devices as well as simple programming languages, so that teachers can explore ways to teach these without having to subsume everything under full blown systems. We will also introduce the interaction between the concepts of 'languages' and 'machines' so that 'algorithms' can be explored as ways of driving machines through a series of states.

The course touches upon the ICT aspect of teaching within a Computer Science department.

The course also provides a two week placement opportunity within a partnership school.

Additional information

No fees to pay. You may receive a bursary of £200 per week during this course.
FEES INTERNATIONAL

International students are not eligible for this course.