Education researchers carry out research with the ultimate goal of improving the learning outcomes of learners. In my field, this relates to computing education in school, which is a relatively new offering compared to other more established disciplines. There is a lot to learn about how students and teachers learn and teach computing effectively. In… Continue reading Research to practice in the context of school computing education
I've just attended WIPSCE 2019 at the University of Glasgow, UK, hosted by Quintin Cutts and Peter Donaldson and team at the Centre for Computing Science Education. I really enjoyed the conference, as I do all WIPSCE conferences! In fact it was my 8th, as I have been every year since 2012, the first year… Continue reading WiPSCE 2019 – a ceilidh and more!
WIPSCE (Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education) is a great conference for those interested in computer science education in school to attend as it combines a really friendly and welcoming international community of researchers with a desire to encourage rigorous theoretical and empirical research in computer science education. The first international WIPSCE conference was… Continue reading Conferences relating to computer science education in school
In May 2015 King's College London and Queen Mary University of London were successful in their joint bid to run the Computing At School Regional Centre for London (CAS London) for 2015-2016. For the previous two years, the Department for Education (DfE) had funded CAS to develop the Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science;… Continue reading CAS London update
In November 2015, King's College London were proud to host the 10th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE), an international conference dedicated to sharing and publishing original research in the area of computer science education in schools. WiPSCE aims at improving the exchange of research and practice relevant to teaching and learning in… Continue reading Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE)