Concept mapping in Computing Education

Mark Dorling, Queen Mary University of London


Come along and learn about concept mapping, have a go at constructing a concept map for a computing topic and, if there is time, we’ll explore how you might use them in your classroom.

There is a rich body of knowledge in other STEM subjects from all phases of education of using concept mapping techniques to plan curricula and lessons, support and record how learners assimilate new knowledge into existing knowledge structures, and correlations in data with traditional methods of assessment as well as helping to identify knowledge gaps and misconceptions… so why not Computing?

Mark Dorling's biography

Mark is a part-time PhD student at Queen Mary University of London under the supervision of Professor Paul Curzon. He is researching the use of concept mapping techniques in Computing education. He is the former National CPD Coordinator for Computing At School (CAS) funded by Department for Education (DfE), but he is probably best known for his work in the Digital Schoolhouse project and authoring/editing the best selling Hodder Education Compute-IT series that gained him both national and international recognition.

Relevant Key Stages: KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Room: USB 2.022 - seminar room, level 2, Urban Sciences Building

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