We’ll see you at CSTA 2022 Annual Conference

Reading Time: 5 minutes Connecting face to face with educators around the world is a key part of our mission at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and it’s something that we’ve sorely missed doing over the last two years. We’re therefore thrilled to be joining over 1000 computing educators in the USA at the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Annual…… Continue reading We’ll see you at CSTA 2022 Annual Conference

170 research papers about teaching programming, summarised

Reading Time: 3 minutes Computer programming is now part of the school curriculum in England and many other countries. Although not necessarily the primary focus of the computing curriculum, programming can be the area teachers find most challenging to teach. There is much evidence emerging from research on how to teach programming, particularly from projects with undergraduate learners. That’s…… Continue reading 170 research papers about teaching programming, summarised

Creating better online multiple choice questions

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this blog post we explore good practices around creating online computing questions, specifically multiple choice questions (MCQs). Multiple choice questions are a popular way to help teachers and learners work out the next steps in learning, and to assess learning in examinations. As a case study, we look at some data related to learner…… Continue reading Creating better online multiple choice questions

Hello World’s first-ever special edition is here!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hello World, our free magazine for computing and digital making educators, has just published its very first special edition: The Big Book of Computing Pedagogy! “When I started to peruse the draft for The Big Book of Computing Pedagogy, I was simply stunned.”Monica McGill, founder & CEO of CSEDResearch.org This special edition focuses on practical…… Continue reading Hello World’s first-ever special edition is here!

PRIMM: encouraging talk in programming lessons

Reading Time: 5 minutes Whenever you learn a new subject or skill, at some point you need to pick up the particular language that goes with that domain. And the only way to really feel comfortable with this language is to practice using it. It’s exactly the same when learning programming. In our latest research seminar, we focused on…… Continue reading PRIMM: encouraging talk in programming lessons

“Tinkering is an equity issue” | Hello World #14

Reading Time: 8 minutes In the brand-new issue of Hello World magazine, Shuchi Grover tells us about the limits of constructionism, the value of formative assessment, and why programming can be a source of both joy and angst. How much open-ended exploration should there be in computing lessons? This is a question at the heart of computer science education…… Continue reading “Tinkering is an equity issue” | Hello World #14

Reducing the load: ways to support novice programmers

Reading Time: 5 minutes What’s your experience of learning to program? Have you given up and thought it just wasn’t for you? This has been the case for many people — and it’s the focus of a lot of research. Now that teaching programming is in the curriculum in many countries around the world, it’s even more important that…… Continue reading Reducing the load: ways to support novice programmers

How we are helping you with computing teaching methods

Reading Time: 3 minutes One aspect of our work as part of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) is producing free materials for teachers about teaching methods and pedagogy in computing. I am excited to introduce these materials to you here! Teachers are asking us about teaching methods Computing was included in the national curriculum in England in…… Continue reading How we are helping you with computing teaching methods

Using Raspberry Pi for deeper learning in education

Reading Time: 7 minutes Using deeper learning as a framework for transformative educational experiences, Brent Richardson outlines the case for a pedagogical approach that challenges students using a Raspberry Pi. From the latest issue of Hello World magazine — out today! A benefit of completing school and entering the workforce is being able to kiss standardised tests goodbye. That…… Continue reading Using Raspberry Pi for deeper learning in education

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