Mobile App Development (Tutor)
Implementation of Curriculum for Excellence and the development of new National Qualifications presented a timely opportunity to revise the way Computing Science is taught in schools and to provide a more interesting, up-to-date and engaging experience for both tutors and learners.
This is the third in a series of resources developed by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the BCS Academy of Computing that exemplify a subset of the Computing Science-related outcomes of CfE at Levels 3 & 4 and beyond (specifically, in this case, National 4 Computing Science).
This resource will seek to consolidate Computing concepts introduced in the previous resources through the medium of mobile app development. In addition to providing a course in programming for mobile devices, it will explore new paradigms in Computing such as mobile technologies and new interfaces, whilst providing ample opportunity for inter-disciplinary linkage.
All three resources build on state-of-the-art understanding of the pedagogy of Computing, drawn from around the world. This should enable learners to develop both app development skills and deep understanding of core Computing concepts and the ability to think like a computer scientist.
Whilst this resource is intended support tutors’ thinking about how they might translate the intentions of the curriculum into classroom activity, it should not be seen as prescriptive. Rather, it is intended to stimulate innovation and offer tutors the flexibility and opportunity to deploy their creativity and skills in meeting the needs of learners.