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Raspberry Pi Foundation

Impact of Technology: How To Lead Classroom Discussions

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Discover how to keep discussions productive and meaningful in the classroom

On this course, teachers will explore the ethical, legal, cultural, and environmental concerns surrounding computer science. You will build the skills needed to hold relevant, open, and exciting discussions in the classroom.

You will explore the best ways to help your students be productive and write long-form answers to questions. This course is useful CPD for teachers who are looking to improve their skills and put them to practice at school.

This course is for teachers delivering GCSE computer science, or at an equivalent level.


  • Introducing Discussions to the Classroom
    • Welcome to the course
    • Evaluating the impacts
    • Introducing Discussions to the classroom
    • Planning to have a discussion
  • Making your discussions impactful
    • Researching topics
    • Great discussions
    • Comparisons and thinking critically
    • Balancing our arguments
  • From discussions to writing
    • Reflection
    • Evaluating evidence and drawing conclusions
    • Transitioning from discussing to writing
    • Putting it into practice
    • End of the course

Taught by

Lauren Hyams


4.8 rating at FutureLearn based on 42 ratings

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