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The PRIMM - Predict, Run, Investigate, Modify, Make - approach to teaching programming

Simon Roberts, Carmel College


Over 10 weeks in the spring term of 2018, I have been involved in the PRIMM research project that is being led by Kings College London in finding the most effective way of teaching text-based programming to Key Stage 3 pupils. This workshop will introduce you to the background research, ideas and resources used by the project. I'll also give an insight into what it has been like being involved in a project like this.

Relevant Key Stages: KS3, KS4

Simon Roberts's biography

Simon is the Curriculum Leader for Computing at Carmel College in Darlington, currently teaching a range of pupils from year 7 to 13 including Key Stage 3, GCSE, A-Level and vocational courses. He has been teaching since 1996 and has thoroughly enjoyed the changeover from the old ICT curriculum to what is now Computing, gaining his BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching and becoming a CAS Master teacher on the way.

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