IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Creative Computing Across the Curriculum

21 May 2020, 9:30 am–4:00 pm

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Kindly note that this short course has been cancelled. This one-day short course is for those who would like to develop their knowledge of integrating the primary computing curriculum into their school curricula using creative learning experiences.

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020 7612 6325


Room: TBC
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

Who this course is for

Kindly note that this short course has been cancelled. This course is suitable for teachers, computing leaders and senior managers.

Course content

This Computing CPD will focus on supporting educators to develop both their subject and pedagogical knowledge for integrating Computing curriculum objectives across the curriculum using creative approaches.

The session will include example engaging activities and resources for teaching all of the elements of the Computing Curriculum; Information technology, Digital Literacy and Computer Science.

This CPD will also provide participants with the necessary tools and knowledge for the planning and assessment of students' learning during their computing activities.

    Learning outcomes

    At the end of this course, the participants will:

    • develop the necessary knowledge and understanding for designing and teaching engaging computing lessons
    • understand how to assess children's learning when working on computing tasks
    • have the pedagogical knowledge for planning, delivering and assessing effective Computing lessons
    • have the knowledge for creating an inclusive classroom when teaching all of the elements of the computing curriculum
    • learn how to embed the elements of Computing across the curriculum using creative strategies and ideas.

    Course structure

    This course will include interactive activities that will provide opportunities for designing and assessing computing tasks collaboratively with other participants. Participants will have the opportunity to try out some of the tools that can be used for teaching computing. Furthermore they will engage with literature through group discussions which will allow them to reflect on their experiences.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this course.


    You will receive a certificate of attendance for completing the course.

    How to book

    Kindly note that this short course has been cancelled.

    Course Team

    Yasemin Allsop

    Yasemin worked as an ICT Coordinator in primary schools in London for almost 10 years. She is currently employed as a Lecturer in Primary Education at Institute of Education, University College London.  She is the Computing lead for the Primary PGCE programme at the IOE and also teaching in Masters level modules about teaching and learning pedagogy both in the PGCE and SCITT programmes. Her research focus is children's thinking, learning and metacognition when making digital games and STEM education. She is the co-editor of the International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools (www.ijcses.org). She is the co-editor of Primary Computing in Action book.

    Rebecca Wilson

    Rebecca Wilson is a Teaching Technology Specialist who has worked for over 18 years with the Initial Teacher Education programme at UCL Institute of Education - part of the team rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted in 2014. She worked in London secondary and primary schools for over 10 years before coming to UCL. Currently she works with academic departments to support teaching and learning with technology including initiating and supporting global technology projects and facilitating and disseminating innovative digital pedagogy. Her key areas of interest include: 'Creative use of Interactive Whiteboards', 'Working with Web 2.0 in the classroom', '2D and 3D Animation using stop frame animation', 'Digital film making', 'iPads in the classroom', 'Programming in the primary classroom including 'Scratch'.


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