May 4, 2023
Welcome back to the Brighter Thinking Pod! In this episode we dive into teaching programming to primary and secondary learners. We believe that learning to code is an important skill for young people in today's world - not just in itself, but with the '21st century skills' that come with it: computational thinking, critical thinking, creativity and much more.
Our host for this episode is Commissioning Editor for computing and ICT resources at the Press, Carys Morley. She is joined by Neil Rickus and Dr Jon 'Chip' Chippindall. Neil is a Senior Lecturer in Computing Education at the University of Hertfordshire. He also lectures at UCL, Brunel and for various School-Centred Initial Teacher Trainings. Chip is a Primary School teacher at a UK primary school where he teaches computing and science. He is the Director of BCS Barefoot programme and Lead Computing PGCE at The University of Manchester.