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Computer Science Subject Knowledge Enhancement

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Start
June 2017
Duration
Eight weeks
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
No fees to pay (UK/EU)
Course leader
Catherine Walsh

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.

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 placement opportunity within a partnership school.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

The course focuses on teaching the fundamental science behind computing, illustrated through practical work that can be appropriated by teachers for their own purposes.

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

  1. UK & EU
  2. How to apply
  1. UK & EU

This course prepares you to enter a PGCE or School Direct programme in computer science.

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