Recent developments in computer science education research 23/07/2018 KB L.T 1.4 13:00Published: Tuesday, 26 June 2018
School Seminar 23rd July 2018 Kilburn L.T 1.4 at 1pm Recent developments in computer science education research - Dr Sue Sentance Computer science education research relating to school has been gathering momentum over the last few ...
School Seminar 23rd July 2018 Kilburn L.T 1.4 at 1pm
Recent developments in computer science education research - Dr Sue Sentance
Computer science education research relating to school has been gathering momentum over the last few years, although the field is still in its infancy in comparison to science and mathematics education. Fields of interest include, but are not restricted to blocks/text-based programming environments, strategies for teaching programming, computational thinking, diversity, assessment, collaborative work, tools and techniques and teacher education. There is considerable commonality between research in school and higher education and much that researchers in these fields can learn from each other. In this talk Sue will look at recent developments in computer science education research, with particular references to new work around the teaching of programming, which is relevant to both school and higher education educators alike.
Dr Sue Sentance is a senior lecturer in computer science education at King’s College London, and this year moving to work at the Raspberry Pi Foundation as Chief Learning Officer. At King’s she has set up the Computing Education Research Centre to facilitate interdisciplinary work between education and computer science departments. Her research interests are pedagogical strategies for programming, learning with physical computing devices, the computing curriculum and teacher education in computing. Last year she was awarded the BERAPublic Engagement and Impact Award for work on removing the barriers to effective computing education. Her new edited book Computer Science Education: Perspective on Teaching and Learning in School, was published in March 2018.