Coding and Robotics Made Easy: A transversal discipline for 21st Century classes -1 week
This hands-on, practical one week course is aimed at professionals who would like to develop coding and robotics in the classroom, school or other learning environment. A wide range of free available methodologies and technologies is introduced and worked on during this course.
Who is it for
This course is aimed at pre-primary, primary and secondary teachers, as well as educators in general, who want to stimulate logical thinking, collaboration, creativity, problem-solving and resilience among their students by implementing a new, modern and transversal discipline.
Specialised knowledge is not required. Laptops are required for the course. In addition, tablets are also highly recommended as essential tools to develop Pre-Primary and early Primary school coding.
Participants need to be at a B1 level of English.
This course is taught interactively, with input sessions, and collaborative and group project work. Participants are actively involved in all sessions. Input sessions are in the form of hands-on workshops and could involve collaboration, analysis and at times problem-solving.
Sessions help participants set up tools and online applications in a scaffolded setting.
Participants are asked to reflect on the tools & activities, inviting discussion with regard to their own knowledge & skills, their approach to teaching today’s students, and on adaptation of the use of the tools to their teaching & learning situations & contexts.
Exchange of participants’ own creativity and pedagogical knowledge is encouraged through discussion. Participants’ own language skills are developed and feedback given where appropriate.
Participants are also introduced to appropriate websites related to the further development of their teaching skills & personal professional development.
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To enable the development of better logical thinking skills, along with communication, collaboration, creativity, problem-solving and resilience.
To introduce an awareness of ways of integrating coding and robotics within the class workflow through the appropriate teaching methodologies as well as hands-on & experiential methods
To help teachers reflect on their own teaching methods in relation to transversal disciplines in the classroom today.
To help participants experience hands-on a range of interesting tools, software and programmes which are available as freeware, & set up activities linking methodology, coding and robotics today
To further develop participants’ own language skills
To experience the cultural heritage of Malta with its bilingual linguistic environment
Dates and Rates
24-28 August 2020