School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Teaching Computing Concepts

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science academics in partnership with colleagues in Learning Development write a chapter for a new Bloomsbury Computer Science publication.

19 April 2018

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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science academics in partnership with colleagues in the Learning Development department have written a chapter for a new Bloomsbury publication 'Computer Science Education: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in School' edited by Sue Sentance at King's College London.

"Teaching Computing Concepts" by Paul Curzon, Peter McOwan, James Donohue, Seymour Wright and William Marsh (all Queen Mary University of London) draws on their experience both of teaching undergraduate students at Queen Mary as well as Continuing Professional Development support (through courses, workshops and resources) for computer science teachers and their public engagement work. Their teaching methods include the use of 'unplugged' activities, such as magic tricks, which introduce computing concepts in a fun, inspiring and accessible way.

Curzon, McOwan and Marsh from Queen Mary work closely with Sentance (KCL) as part of CAS London Regional Centre, a university-led, Government-funded project to support computing teachers through the Computing At School (CAS) network. The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science based CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun) magazine and website have been supporting computing students (and teachers) for over 10 years and Teaching London Computing is its sister portal providing resources for teachers.