Introducing the School Improvement & Development Conference: Click here to book.

Disciplinary Knowledge in Computing

“Disciplinary knowledge” became a bit of a buzz-phrase in education in 2021, and this has caused some anxiety for teachers and leaders across the country. This short course explores what the term means within computing, and (more importantly) how to teach it.

  • Practical and engaging
  • Breaks down abstract ideas into teachable categories
  • Fully in line with the 2019 Framework and current Ofsted thinking
1 hour
£99 + VAT
live-stream icon
recording icon
venue icon

About this course

‘Disciplinary knowledge’ is a relatively new term. What it means is perhaps clearer in some subjects than in others - for instance in science it’s not dissimilar to what we previously called ‘scientific enquiry’.  In computing it’s closely related to the idea of ‘computational thinking’, but it also answers the wider question: What does it mean to work like a computer scientist, a software engineer, an IT technician?

This course will:

  • Provide you with practical and engaging approaches for teaching disciplinary knowledge in computing
  • Unpick the confusion around related terms
  • Reduce your anxiety about this abstract concept! 


  • Headteachers and SLT
  • Computer Leads / ICT coordinators
  • EYFS, KS1, KS2

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • Face-to-face at COVID-secure venues across England on the dates below. Please click here to see our COVID-19 update.
  • Via livestream on the dates below - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an interconnected device.
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

Live stream and recorded courses

Recording course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
Available anytime
Pause, search and watch again for 30 days.

This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

Enquire Now