Inclusion of additional elements to mere programming tasks supports students’ learning in an innovative way.ARTO HIETAPELTO, TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION TEACHER, RAJAKYLÄ SCHOOL, Oulu, Finland.
Mr. Arto Hietapelto is a technology education teacher at Rajakylä School, a unified K9 school in Finland.
Mr. Hietapelto uses CSF teaching materials for teaching visual programming for students on grade 6.
Mr. Hietapelto says: “Code School Finland’s teaching materials are clear and consistent in appearance. The materials correspond with the icons in the Scratch programming environment, so it makes it easy to do programming exercises.
What makes the Code School Finland approach different from many other providers is the inclusion of elements additional to mere programming exercises. These include the Test&Explore study tasks, discussion sections and self-assessment. They support students’ learning in an innovative way.
I definitely recommend the Code School Finland teaching materials! The Develop&Test module makes an easy start for teaching Scratch programming basics and then leverage the learned skills for creation of educational games.“
Rajakylä School is a public primary&secondary school with grades 1-9 in Oulu, Finland. Rajakylä School operates technology education in a learning environment called Rajakylän Tekno. It means working by hand, experimenting with creativity and designs arising from the problems of everyday life and co-operation with local technology companies. In the midst of normal school work they carry out technology projects focused on everyday topics. Read more on their blog.