COME CODE WITH ME! – CODING IN EDUCATION

Sweden

ErasmusPlus-InServiceTraining

Pre-Registration

Would you like to participate in this course next school year 2022-2023? Please make a pre-registration so we can keep you informed about this course.

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Final Registration

You want to confirm your participation for this course in the schoolyear 2022-2023?

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Dates can be subject to change and are only final after official confirmation by the course provider.

CONTENT

  • Collaboration

Local partners organize these international courses in cooperation with Eekhout Academy.

The hosting partner organisation is Malmö Stad.

Malmö Stad

MALMÖ STAD

Grundskoleförvaltningen

Pedagogisk inspiration Malmö

Rönnbladsgatan 1B

205 80 Malmö

  • What

Learning to code has brought an undeniable change in the modern education system: making it an increasingly part of it. But have you ever wondered why learning coding is so important?

  1. Coding increases the thinking power of kids
  2. Coding expands the creativity of young minds
  3. Coding helps young minds become a confident person
  4. Coding is the future

Swedish kids are set to learn programming from their first year of primary school, as the country’s government introduced an improved digital competence aspect to the curriculum designed to make the tech savvy Swedes even better with computers.

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Coding also works across disciplines. Coding does not only require knowledge of computers. It also requires many different skills such as:

  • Working in a structured way; a code must be clearly structured.
  • Good use of language; a code does not work without the right words.
  • Thinking logically; codes consist of actions and reactions (‘What happens when the user performs this action?’). Pupils are triggered to think about this when coding.

This makes learning to code an opportunity to bring these different skills to a higher level. The various skills are transversal and so coding is also transversal. Coding can therefore be used in lessons other than ICT.

Sweden has a reputation for being a leading nation in the tech industry, but rather than resting on its laurels, the plan is for kids to be exposed to the nuts and bolts of technology at an earlier age. Participants of this course will gain proper insight in how schools implement coding in their operations.

In this course we offer the opportunity to learn about coding in combination with school visits where the participants can see from first hand how coding can be introduced.  During these school visits there is ample possibility for interaction and exchange of ideas.

  • We start om Monday morning at 09.00 o’clock and end on Friday afternoon by 15.30 o’clock.
  • A course day has two sessions, 09.00-12.00 and 13.30-16.30 h. every time with a coffee break.
  • The sessions can comprise input, lectures, theoretical background, personal and group exercises,training, transfer exercises, school and study visits, discussion, collegial or professional dialogue and exchange of ideas.
  • During the course, there is also a cultural visit.
  • A detailed programme will be published several months before the course takes place.
  • Understand the effect of the introduction of coding as an educational change;
  • Be able to develop a school policy plan on coding and robotics in an effective and innovative way;
  • Develop the skills to make a comprehensive teaching and lesson plan, including content knowledge (CK) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK);
  • Know how to find out the ways to encourage the students to code and create their own robots in the scope of blended learning;
  • Improving your own teaching methods in relation to technology;
  • Managing and integrating ICT in your lessons;
  • Adapting and including new and innovative tools and methods to your teaching and learning contexts;
  • Be able to design projects which include attainable challenges in your own school or institution;
  • Be able to apply the different types of activities that a teacher can use to modify his/her teaching skills;
  • Understand the importance of group dynamic and being creative and innovative;
  • Improved competence of the use of colloquial English;
  • Improved knowledge of the Swedish and other European education systems;
  • Improved insight of differences and similarities between European countries, resulting in a better understanding and respect;
  • Pick up ideas from other countries which they can incorporate and transfer into their own practice.

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COURSE FEE

– We offer a flexible cost structure, allowing you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation.
– For a detailed explanation, have a look at our ‘Cost Structure‘.

FUNDING

– You can request an Erasmus Plus grant from your national agency which will cover almost all costs of this course.
– We can guide you through the process of funding and application. To do so, you need the make a pre-registration.
– After pre-registration, we’ll contact you by mail and provide the application help.

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