Introduction to Computational Thinking

Welcome to this course - Introduction to Computational Thinking!  By taking part and completing this course, you will explore the basics of Computational Thinking including the vocabulary and myths associated with the term.  Computational Thinking is a set of problem-solving methods that involve expressing problems and their solutions. We will explore what you already do in school to support and develop Computational Thinking skills, introduce you to unplugged activities, which require no technology at all, and help you to develop a whole school strategy to implement Computational Thinking concepts across the curriculum, and school.  If you have any questions as you work through the course then please do get in touch  - we are here to support you on your journey! 

What you’ll learn;

  • Develop an understanding of key computational thinking vocabulary.
  • Explore and develop methods of computing activities without a computer.
  • Use ‘Physical Coding’ as a means to deliver important programming concepts outside of ‘ICT’.
  • Understand a range of questioning techniques to use with students.
Not Enrolled
This course is currently closed

Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons

Ratings and Reviews

4.4
Avg. Rating
7 Ratings
5
4
4
2
3
1
2
0
1
0
What's your experience? We'd love to know!
Iona Delgado
Posted 2 months ago
Good general overview

This gives a good general overview of what computational thinking is. I would like to see more examples of ways these could be carried out in the classroom. The sound quality of this video isn't great compared to the other courses offered by Aspire.

×
Preview Image
Adele Edwards
Posted 8 months ago
Clear but very brief!

Videos explain terminology and concepts very clearly. No interaction or tasks to complete which would have helped to remember these.

×
Preview Image
Sara Davies
Posted 1 year ago
very easy to navigate

excellent videos

×
Preview Image
Louise Scale
Posted 1 year ago
How it can be used in science lesson

I expected to be confused, happy to see it's something we do all the time in science

×
Preview Image
Neville Southall
Posted 1 year ago
simple & easy

plain and simple instructions to follow

×
Preview Image
Jason Lugg
Posted 1 year ago
Meaning of computational thinking and how it links to the curriculum.

Totally enjoyed this simple to follow course.

×
Preview Image
Estelle Reid
Posted 1 year ago
That it is a natural blend into every day tasks and activity within the classroom.

* Presented in an accessible way for the beginner * Clear examples given to reassure the learner along the journey

×
Preview Image
Show more reviews
What's your experience? We'd love to know!