2 THE ROLE OF THE COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER

In this chapter we will examine what the role of a computer science teacher encompasses, discuss the responsibilities of a teacher and analyse attributes, knowledge and skills used in a teaching role. There will be a focus on job adverts and titles, along with advice on securing a teaching role.

INTRODUCTION TO THE ROLE

Consider the quote by Steven Gibson, a Primary Computing Co-ordinator, Year 5 teacher, CAS Master Teacher and CAS Hub Leader.

Teaching is all about verbalising passion to make the lesson contagious.

This is what the computer science teacher does in the classroom. Think of the role of the computer science teacher as opening the gateway for pupils to grasp or interact and become fully ...

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