QuickStart Computing Scotland: Subject Knowledge covering the transition from Primary to Secondary

Miles Berry, Bill Sargent (Editor)

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Abstract

This QuickStart resource is the first to support early secondary teaching, and it particularly focusses on the necessary subject knowledge for teachers. It is not full of teaching activities and pedagogical advice – we will shortly be extending the primary teacher guide available at http://teachcs. scot, developed by CAS Scotland, to include these. That guide explains well the particular structure of the new Es & Os, and so is essential reading too. This resource is an adjusted version of one originally developed by CAS for the English curriculum. Such sharing between the nations is valuable, and should be effective since the subject knowledge required for both the English and Scottish curricula is similar. We have largely removed direct reference to the English curriculum, although connections may still be apparent. Most importantly, the structuring of the two curricula is significantly different, and so the chapter structure in this resource does not readily follow the Scottish curriculum. For this reason, we have provided a mapping from the Es & Os, and the Benchmarks, to the relevant sections of the resource, which will help you to find the descriptions and explanations you need. This appears right after the main Contents page.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSwindon
PublisherBritish Computer Society
Number of pages166
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78017-441-9
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2018

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