Training Course in Scratch@ElementaryEducation

Department of Informatics Engineering

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded



3 Month(s)

ECTS Credits


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.
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.
Mode of Study
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.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation n.º 339/2012, Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC
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.
Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
Additional Information 2017-11-10
1st Quarterial
Start date: 01-09-2017
End date: 29-12-2017
2nd Quarterial
Start date: 02-01-2018
End date: 30-03-2018
3rd Quarterial
Start date: 02-04-2018
End date: 31-07-2018
CCPFC/ACC-86789/16 - CCPFC
Conselho Científico-Pedagógico de Formação Contínua
  • 2016-03-31 a 2019-03-31