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Raspberry Pi Foundation

Programming 101: An Introduction to Python for Educators

Raspberry Pi Foundation via FutureLearn

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Learn how to program in Python with help from Raspberry Pi

On this course, you’ll explore programming in Python. Guided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, you’ll discover basic programming concepts, learning how to understand the basics of Python syntax and interpret error messages.

Ultimately, you’ll use your new coding skills to create your first program – which will be able to solve a simple problem.

This course would suit educators who have no experience of programming in Python.

To take part in this course you’ll need to download Python, or use an online IDE.

If you need advice about the options for using Python, or instructions for installing it, please review our guidance on Applications for creating Python programs -


  • Hello World
    • Introducing the aims of the course
    • Hello World
    • Input and Output
    • Creating a Bot
    • Recap of Week 1
  • Making Choices
    • Welcome to Week 2
    • Evaluation
    • Making choices
    • Enhancing your bot
    • Recap of Week 2
  • What computers do best
    • Welcome to Week 3
    • Iterables
    • Iteration
    • Enhance your bot using a loop
    • Recap of Week 3
  • Looping and reusing
    • Welcome to Week 4
    • Keep on looping
    • Abstraction
    • Recap

Taught by

Martin O'Hanlon


4.8 rating at FutureLearn based on 342 ratings

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