We’ll be using a range of physical devices as well as “unplugged” activities to explore the wealth of opportunities to develop computational thinking and key Computing
Science skills. We will explore different pedagogical approaches for computer science principles, and will gain hands on experience in using devices to support these principles.

Using the Blue-Bot floor robot and tracker pad, Dash and Dot Robots and the unique Code-a-pillar programmable toy, we’ll explore the experiences and outcomes within the Computing Science Early – First level and help you plan for learning and assessment.

Dates: 29th January 2020

Closing Date: 22nd January 2020


For Educators working in and around Early and First levels of the curriculum.


Gain an understanding of approaches to learning and teaching of Computing Science at Early-First Level utilising National advice with hands-on activities to engage and inspire.

Course Leader

Darren Grant



The course will be held at SSERC in Dunfermline. Our SSERC buildings are at 2 Pitreavie Court, Dunfermline, KY11 8UU. SSERC is a short (5-10 minutes) walk from Rosyth railway station and close to the end of the A823(M) spur off Junction 2 of the M90 motorway. Car journey times (approximately): Edinburgh – 30 min; Glasgow – 60 min; Aberdeen – 2.5 hours; Inverness – 3 hours.