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London Computing Education Research Symposium

 

09:00 Arrival and coffee
09:30 Introduction and KCL welcome
09:35 Keynote 1: Professor Ralf Romeike: From technical to didactical innovations in the computer science classroom: Understanding and creating with computer science
10:30 Coffee break
10:50 Session 1: Curriculum and content
The impact of the new Computing curriculum on subject choices at GCSE Level
Eleanor Overland and Cathy Lewin, Manchester Metropolitan University
Using children’s literature as a springboard to teaching early computing concepts: a design-based research methodology.
Sarah Twigg and Lynne Blair, Lancaster University
A pilot study exploring spatial skills training and computer science outcomes
Jack Parkinson and Quintin Cutts, University of Glasgow
Unlocking the Secrets of the Binary Box
Duncan Maidens and Andrew Csizmadia, Birmingham City University, Newman University
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Session 2: Equality, Diversity and Privacy
Computing in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Settings: The Current Picture in England
Catherine Elliott, Sheffield County Council
How Freya built Sharkie: Initial explorations into the safety, security and privacy concerns of children’s IoT devices.
Sophie Beck, Joe Finney and Bran Knowles, Lancaster University 
Inspiring more girls into Computer Science
Martine Mannion, Nottingham Trent University & Wellingborough School
Collaborative Creative Computing
Steven Bradley and Stephen Church, University of Durham
15:00 Session 3: Poster session
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Keynote 2: Carrie-Anne Philbin
16:45 Announcements and wrap up
17:00 Finish