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Tenderfoot Unit 10: Simulating Our World Thursday May 25, 2017 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Organised by: Jeanette PattersonJeanette Patterson Hosted by: CAS North East (Newcastle University)
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Tenderfoot Unit 10: Simulating Our World


Thursday May 25, 2017 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM


Hosted by CAS North East (Newcastle University)

This unit is designed to introduce teachers to core ideas about agent based modelling and give them practical experience of modifying existing models. The core challenges are supplemented with a range kinaesthetic activities to build awareness of decentralised systems. By the end of the session, attendees will have been exposed to two well known modelling tools, one block based (StarLogoTNG/Nova) and one text based (NetLogo). The specific outcomes for teachers from this unit, are to:

  • Become familiar with Boolean logic and machine architecture.
  • Be able to distinguish between different types of models.
  • Become familiar with the basic concepts involved in agent based modelling
  • Identify connections with other subject disciplines.
  • Investigate exercises illustrating ‘emergence’.
  • Be familiar with a framework and pedagogy involved in getting to grips with modelling.

It is part of the CAS Tenderfoot CPD Programme. Primarily aimed at KS3 and above teachers, it can also be of interest at KS2.


CAS North East (Newcastle University)

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For further information: Jeanette Patterson (jeanette.patterson@computingatschool.org.uk)

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