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Teaching with Physical Computing: Soft skills, teamwork and the wider curriculum

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the ‘non-technical’ elements that make Project-Based Learning an important addition to STEM & Computing classrooms, and how to integrate them into your teaching.

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Starts Oct 15
Estimated 10 weeks
1–2 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
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About this course

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Brought to you by Arm, this course covers all the non-technological elements of Project-Based Learning. This includes soft skills such as gracious professionalism, teamwork, communication and collaboration.

Learn how to become an effective advocate of PBL amongst your peers, and effectively share the benefits with 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.

At a glance

  • Institution: ArmEducationX
  • Subject: Education & Teacher Training
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

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

What you'll learn

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  • 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

M odule 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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