Hello and welcome to this introduction to coding course. In this course we will be covering the following:
Introduction to computational thinking – decomposition and abstraction
Developing code – input output model – algorithms
Developing code – pseudo-code
Developing code – flowcharts
Developing code – high level languages
Creating readable code
Introduction to python
Programming structures – modularity
The course will enable you to build your knowledge and skills in easily absorbed, manageable steps. The first lesson, computational thinking, will provide the essential ‘building blocks’ for structured problem solving. You will learn the essential concepts of decomposition and abstraction. This will be reinforced by completing a worksheet. The second lesson will build on your prior learning by introducing algorithms and the input output model. You will be asked to complete a number of tasks to ‘embed’ this learning. The remaining lessons will proceed in a similar fashion with targeted quizzes, activities and homework tasks to reinforce what is being taught.
By the end of the course you will have learned the basics of how to write quality programs using algorithms, flow diagrams and pseudo-code. You will be able to use this knowledge to tackle more advanced programming courses.