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.

Simon Roberts's biography

Simon is a Curriculum Leader of Computing at an 11-18 secondary school in Darlington. He teaches Computing, Computer Science and ICT to pupils from Key Stage 3 to A-Level incorporating as many features of computing, computational thinking and digital literacy in the curriculum to ensure that our pupils have the choice to continue in their education with confidence either using or understanding computers better.

Relevant Key Stages: KS3, KS4

Room: USB 3.032 - meeting room, level 3, Urban Sciences Building

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