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Computing education research

Laura Heels, Newcastle University, and Chris Napier, Newcastle University


Conducting research allows a teacher to reflect on their practice and receive positive recognition for doing so. This session is aimed at teachers who would like to include research in their practice or would be interested in working with university computing education researchers. The structure will be:
- a brief survey of what is currently going on in computing education research,
- practical ideas for participating in education research, and
- pointers for moving on.

Relevant Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Laura Heels's biography

Laura is a staff member at Newcastle University Computing Science helping students with the transition from school to University and teaching on Stage 1 undergraduate modules. She is also a part time PhD student looking into the gender bias in the design of programming languages.

Chris Napier's biography

Chris Napier is a PhD Student within the Teaching Innovation Group here at the School of Computing. He is an active member of our Outreach team and contributes to the running of events and sessions.

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