Teaching with Physical Computing, Course 4: Soft skills, teamwork and the wider curriculum (edX)

Teaching with Physical Computing, Course 4: Soft skills, teamwork and the wider curriculum (edX)
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Teaching with Physical Computing, Course 4: Soft skills, teamwork and the wider curriculum (edX)
This course provides teachers with a comprehensive exploration of the role of Project-Based Learning in supporting the development of soft skills, and its place in the curriculum. The fourth and final course in our program for Computer Science teachers, Teaching with Physical Computing , covers all the non-technological elements of project-based learning. This includes soft skills such as gracious professionalism, teamwork, communication and collaboration.

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The course guides you in engaging stakeholders in the school setting and becoming an effective advocate for Project-Based Learning (PBL) among others teachers, school leadership and parents. You will also learn about common ways of embedding PBL in the formal curriculum and how to utilise available resources to enhance your lessons.

This course is part of the Teaching with Physical Computing Professional Certificate


What you'll learn

- Learn about the importance of STEM skills such as teamwork, which are in-demand in the workplace but often deprioritised in education

- Explore some of the important aspects of effective teaching with Project-Based Learning, including engaging and entrusting learners

- Learn methods to communicate the effectiveness of your newly acquired skills and classroom practice to your peers, and to your learner’s parents

- Investigate how to encourage, advocate and organise ‘extra-curricular’ PBL activities, such as hackathons, after school clubs and projects for students

- Find out about the unique ‘Arm School Program’ approach, and how you can uniquely integrate it into your lesson plans

- Finish the course with a classroom investigation, which helps you put your learning into practice


Syllabus


Module 1 Introduction

Module 2 The importance of gracious professionalism

Module 3 Contexts are key

Module 4 Engaging parents (and colleagues)

Module 5 Keeping PBL extra curricula

Module 6 Issues with cross curricular delivery

Module 7 The role of the Senior Leadership Team

Module 8 External partners

Module 9 Adapting and enhancing the ASP PBL approach

Module 10 Classroom investigation



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Familiarity with Computing subject knowledge and its practical application, along with basic knowledge of electronics/ hardware/ boards/ sensors

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