Teaching and subject formation TEAC

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Specifying, developing and assessing curricula for computing and information technology at any level within the education system, or workplace.

Guidance notes

The specification, design, development, delivery and assessment of curricula for computing at any level of the education system from primary through to tertiary (all age ranges) and in the workplace. Computing covers a range of  subjects including - but not limited to - computer science, information technology, data science, information systems, software engineering, computer engineering, information and cyber security.


The topics addressed are typically...

  • fundamental and more advanced areas of computing and
  • common skills needed to make productive use of computers and IT systems for both computing and IT professionals and competent users of IT based systems
  • the ideas of computational thinking and the application of computational concepts to everyday and professional life.

Special attention is paid to the methods, techniques and pedagogy (the study of being a teacher, tutor or lecturer, and the process of teaching) of computing & IT education.

Teaching and subject formation: Level 6

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Leads the specification, development and delivery of computing and IT curricula. Specialises in the advanced aspects of delivering computing and IT education at the relevant educational level. Uses current techniques and methods to evaluate and critique research in computing and IT education. Leads the development of good practice in learning content design, development and delivery.

Teaching and subject formation: Level 5

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Delivers computing and IT curricula either in a formal educational context or in the workplace. Specialises in delivering computing and IT education at the relevant educational level. Is aware of the techniques and methods used to evaluate and critique research in computing and IT education and applies good practice in learning content design, development and delivery.