Teaching with Physical Computing: Practical Application and Classroom Strategies for PBL

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Professional Course
Self-paced Online
12 weeks
From 49 USD

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Teaching with Physical Computing: Practical Application and Classroom Strategies for PBL

Brought to you by Arm, this course guides you through the practical application of Project-Based Learning (PBL) theory using a range of tools and techniques.

The course takes educators on a deep dive into Project-Based Learning, enabled by Physical Computing devices such as Arduino, Micro:bit and Raspberry Pi. We look at the role of the teacher in the PBL classroom, and the planning required to ensure inclusive, collaborative learning experiences.

You will also learn how Physical Computing differs from traditional approaches. This course covers all the practical elements you need to successfully deliver PBL experiences in the classroom.

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Who should attend?


Familiarity with Computing subject knowledge and its practical application, along with basic knowledge of electronics/hardware/boards/sensors.

Training content

  • Introduction
  • Physical computing
  • Project-based learning (PBL)
  • Links to the formal curriculum and using PBL in formal assessments
  • PBL toolkit
  • PBL across the ages
  • Building resilience in learners
  • Group work in PBL
  • Keep it super simple
  • Practical considerations for PBL
  • Classroom strategies
  • Classroom investigation

Course delivery details

This course is offered through Arm Education, a partner institute of EdX.

1-2 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$49
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • Develop the skills, strategies and confidence you need to apply Project-Based Learning in the classroom.
  • Acquire a toolkit of best practice, which you can apply again and again to plan and deliver engaging classes for learners across all ages
  • Explore how to integrate Project-Based Learning into the formal curriculum
  • Gain techniques to develop resilience in your learners, encouraging them to ‘fail often’ and keep motivated while developing solutions to real-world problems
  • Learn about managing teamwork and independent learning in the PBL classroom
  • Explore how to ‘pitch’ Project-Based Learning to your colleagues and encourage them to become PBL advocates
  • Finish the course with a classroom investigation, which helps you put your learning into practice

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