Programming: not just coding but collaboration, problem-solving, creativity and much more!
Programming and computational thinking skills are already ever more important in our society and working life. Learning to code develops various skills such as problem-solving, logical reasoning and creativity, and can help student motivation in mathematics theory as it encourages them to apply their knowledge. Schools are key players in introducing programming to students in an engaging way, and help defuse negative stereotypes around computer science.
The Future Classroom Lab course on Programming for the 21st century classrooms took place on 15-19 October 2018 in Brussels, and led the participants to develop their own ideas about integrating coding in their subjects.
The 25 course participants discovered the Future Classroom Lab concept and used their creativity to develop inspiring projects using Scratch and MakeyMakey. They explored ways of teaching computational thinking without using technologies (computer science un-plugged) and visited the Microsoft's European Business Centre to learn more about Minecraft and Microbit by STEM experts. They took part in a robotics competition, developed an application using Pocket Code, explored how arts can be combined with programming using coding to draw interactive stories and used 3D equipment to design and print unique masterpieces.
The course brought together 25 participants from 10 countries for a full week of learning, sharing, networking and… programming!
Interested to join a course in the Future Classroom Lab? See the course offers here! The full training programme for 2019 is published.