Training Course in Scratch@ElementaryEducation

General Objectives of the Course

To raise teachers’ awareness for Scratch role in the promotion of computational thinking.
To make them aware for the possibility of children to learn serious things, such as computational thinking, by playing and being challenged.
To invite teachers to develop new pedagogical strategies, including thinking and problem solving skills, collaborative work and interpersonal skills.
To provide various learning experiences, mediated by Scratch, to facilitate the acquisition of appropriate learning strategies to the 1st and 2nd cycles curriculum objectives.

Admission Requirements

- To be at least 18 years old;
- To gather the necessary technical conditions for the online attendance of the course, including a computer with internet access;
- To meet the course prerequisites.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

In light of the Legal Regime of Continuous Training and of the Circular Letter n. 3/2007 of the Scientific and Pedagogical Council of Continuing Education, trainees’ assessment will be based on their performance analysis - quantitative and qualitative - and will take into account their participation in course activities and the results of the assignments proposed over the course. There will be activities, as well as a project that will have an underlying cross-disciplinary approach given the curriculum of a particular year of the 1st or the 2nd cycle, in order to improve students’ learning. In particular, it aims to consider the new curriculum goals and reflect on their pedagogical implications. In the end, each project will be shared, discussed and presented, creating a space for sharing experiences and curriculum materials.
It is required to carry out all course activities and a minimum of 5 values (scale 1-10) to complete the course successfully and obtain the respective certification. The applied range will be the one available in the context of the courses accredited by the CCPFC.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

To know educational and technological tools able to cultivate in students computer literacy.
To know how to use Scratch as an auxiliary tool in the teaching practice and in play activities.
To be able to design and implement innovative educational practices, supported by Scratch, able to constitute significant approaches to computational thinking.
To know how to use Scratch resources for a new pedagogical dynamics of students in activities developed within and outside the classroom.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n.º 339/2012, Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC

Study Programme


Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 3 Month(s)

ECTS Credits: 2.0


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2019-02-26 a 2022-02-26