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Publications by Prof Sally Fincher

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Article
Fincher, S. (2015). What are we doing when we teach computing in schools? Communications of the ACM [Online] 58:24-26. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2742693.
Fincher, S. and Knox, D. (2013). The Porous Classroom: Professional Practices in the Computing Curriculum. IEEE Computer [Online] 46:44-51. Available at: http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2013/09/mco2013090044-abs.html.
Falconer, I., Finlay, J. and Fincher, S. (2011). Representing practice: practice models, patterns, bundles .. Learning, Media and Technology 36:182-196.
Blackwell, A. and Fincher, S. (2010). PUX: Patterns of User Experience. Inteactions [Online] XVII:182-196. Available at: http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/pubs/2010/2986.
Fincher, S. and Utting, I. (2010). Machines for Thinking. ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE) [Online] 10:182-196. Available at: http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/pubs/2010/3097.
Fincher, S. and Tenenberg, J. (2006). Using theory to inform capacity-building: Bootstrapping communities of practice in computer science education research. Journal of Engineering Education 95:265-278.
Simon, B., Lister, R. and Fincher, S. (2006). Multi-institutional computer science educational research: A review of recent studies of novice understanding. Frontiers in Education Conference, 36th Annual (IEEE Xplore Release 2.5) [Online] 27:12-17. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2006.322291.
Fincher, S. and Tenenberg, J. (2005). Making sense of card sorting data. Expert Systems [Online] 22:89-93. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0394.2005.00299.x.
Tenenberg, J. et al. (2005). Students Designing Software: a Multi-National, Multi-Institutional Study. Informatics in Education 4:143-162.
Sanders, K. et al. (2005). A multi-institutional, multinational study of programming concepts using card sort data. Expert Systems [Online] 22:121-128. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0394.2005.00303.x.
Fincher, S. (2003). Perspectives on HCI patterns: concepts and tools (introducing PLML). Interfaces [Online]:26-28. Available at: http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/pubs/2003/1755.
Clancy, M. et al. (2001). Models and Areas for CS Education Research. Computer Science Education 11:323-341.
Borchers, J. et al. (2001). Usability Pattern Language: Creating A Community. AI & Society Journal of Human-Centred Systems and Machine Intelligence [Online] 15:377-385. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01206116.
Derrick, J. and Fincher, S. (2000). Teaching Communication Protocols. Computer Science Education 10:195-202.
Fincher, S. (1999). Analysis of Design: An Exploration of Patterns and Pattern Languages for Pedagogy. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching 18:331-348.
Knox, D. et al. (1999). The Peer Review Process of Teaching Materials. SIGCSE Bulletin 31:87-100.
Bayle, E. et al. (1998). Putting It All Together: a Pattern Language for Interaction Design. SIGCHI Bulletin 30:17-24.
Book section
Dziallas, S. and Fincher, S. (2016). The History and Purpose of Computing Curricula (1960s to 2000s). in: Communities of Computing: Computer Science and Society in the ACM. ACM Books, pp. 91-110. Available at: http://www.morganclaypoolpublishers.com/catalog_Orig/product_info.php?products_id=991.
Fincher, S. (2013). The Diarists' Audience. in: Stanley, L. ed. Documents of Life Revisited: Narrative and Biographical Methodology for a 21st Century Critical Humanism. Ashgate, pp. 77-92.
Fincher, S. (2011). Useful Sharing. in: Hay, I. ed. Inspiring Academics: Learning with the World's Great University Teachers. Open University Press, pp. 182-196. Available at: http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/pubs/2011/3096.
Clear, T. et al. (2011). Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education in Information Technology. in: Coll, R. and Zegwaard, K. eds. Integrated Handbook for Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education. World Associate of Cooperative Education, Inc., pp. 182-196. Available at: http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/pubs/2011/3178.
Fincher, S. et al. (2004). Cooperative education in information technology. in: Coll, R. and Eames, C. eds. International Handbook for Cooperative Education. WACE, pp. 111-123.
Fincher, S. (2002). Networking. in: Baume, C., Martin, P. and Yorke, M. eds. Managing Educational Development Projects: Effective Management for Maximum Impact. Kogan Page, pp. 37-45.
Fincher, S. (1998). Learning from other disciplines: pedagogic models within computer science and from elsewhere. in: Mulder, F. and van Weert, T. eds. Informatics in Higher Education Views on informatics and non-informatics curricula. Chapman & Hall, pp. 231-234.
Petre, M. and Fincher, S. (1998). Using Other People's Experience of Project Work: Realising Fitness for Purpose. in: Holcombe, M. et al. eds. Projects in the Computing Curriculum. Springer-Verlag, pp. 19-30.
Fincher, S. (1998). Computer Science: the discipline network and the Metanet. in: McNair, S. ed. Developing Disciplines the experience of the Discipline Networks Programme 1995-98. Department for Education and Employment, pp. 13-19.
Monograph
Fincher, S., Finlay, J. and Dziallas, S. (2017). Building a Graduate Employability Community in Computing: the GECCO Workshops. Council of Professors and Heads of Computing. Available at: https://employability.disciplinarycommons.org/.
Fincher, S. and Finlay, J. (2016). Computing Graduate Employability: Sharing Practice. Council of Professors and Heads of Computing. Available at: https://cphcuk.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/computinggraduateemployabilitysharingpractice.pdf.
Sahami, M. et al. (2013). Computer Science Curricula 2013(CS2013). ACM Press and IEEE Computer Society Press. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2534860.
Fincher, S. et al. (2012). Change Stories. Available at: http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/pubs/2012/3207.
Fincher, S. et al. (2005). Programmed to succeed?: A multi-national, multi-institutional study of introductory programming courses. University of Kent.
Fincher, S. et al. (2004). Cause for alarm?: A multi-national, multi-institutional study of student-generated software designs. University of Kent.
Petre, M., Fincher, S. and Tenenberg, J. (2003). 'My Criterion is: Is it a Boolean?': A card-sort elicitation of students' knowledge of programming constructs. Kent University. Available at: http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/pubs/2003/1682.
Jadud, M. and Fincher, S. (2003). Naive tools for studying compilation histories. University of Kent. Available at: http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/pubs/2003/1588.
Carter, J. et al. (2001). Portrait of 2000/01 Part I Assessments, Part 1: Statistical Analysis. UKC.
Fincher, S. (2001). Promotion and Dissemination of Good Practice: Discipline Networks.
Conference or workshop item
Dziallas, S. et al. (2017). A First Look at the Year in Computing. in: ITiCSE Conference. Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 275-280. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3059009.3059049.
Dziallas, S. et al. (2017). The Year in Computing Initiative. in: Engineering Education Research Network Annual Symposium.. Available at: http://www.raeng.org.uk/events/list-of-events/2017/november/engineering-education-research-network-symposium-2.
Dziallas, S. and Fincher, S. (2016). Aspects of Graduateness in Computing Students' Narratives. in: ICER 2016. pp. 181-190. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2960310.2960317.
Fincher, S. et al. (2016). Negotiating Academic Communities: Narratives of Life-long Learners. in: 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS).. Available at: https://www.isls.org/icls/2016/.
Dziallas, S. and Fincher, S. (2015). Exploring Students' Conception of Learning through Narratives. in: Engineering Education Research Network Annual Symposium.. Available at: http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/events/eer-annual-symposium/.
Dziallas, S. and Fincher, S. (2015). The Evolution and Purpose of Computing Curricula (1960s to 2000s). in: SHOT Annual Meeting.
Dziallas, S. and Fincher, S. (2015). ACM Curriculum Reports: A Pedagogic Perspective. in: International Computing Education Research.
Fincher, S. and Dziallas, S. (2015). Then and Now: Past Experience Echoed in University Computing Teachers' Current Practice. in: Research in Engineering Education Symposium.. Available at: http://www.rees2015.org/.
Fincher, S. and Dziallas, S. (2015). Academic Hunger. in: Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference.. Available at: http://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2015/.
Shinners-Kennedy, D. and Fincher, S. (2015). Scaffolded autoethnography: a method for examining practice-to-research. in: 6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium.. Available at: http://www.rees2015.org/.
Dziallas, S. and Fincher, S. (2014). Learning to Learn: The Co-Evolution of an Institution and its Students. in: Frontiers in Education. IEEE, pp. 852-858. Available at: http://fie2014.org/.
Knox, D. and Fincher, S. (2013). Why does place matter? in: Proceedings of the 18th ACM conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education. New York, NY, USA: ACM, pp. 171-176. Available at: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2462476.2465595.
Shinners-Kennedy, D. and Fincher, S. (2013). Identifying Threshold Concepts: From Dead End to a New Direction. in: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual International ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research. New York, NY, USA: ACM, pp. 9-18. Available at: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2493394.2493396.
Fincher, S. et al. (2012). Stories of Change: How Educators Change Their Practice. in: Frontiers in Education. pp. 1-6. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462317.
Fincher, S., Tenenberg, J. and Robins, A. (2011). Research design: necessary bricolage. in: Seventh International Conference on Computing Education Research (ICER 2011). pp. 27-32. Available at: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2016911.2016919.
Fincher, S. et al. (2010). Repositories of teaching material and communities of use: nifty assignments and the greenroom. in: Proceedings of the Sixth international workshop on Computing education research. pp. 182-196. Available at: http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/pubs/2010/3061.
Fincher, S. and Tenenberg, J. (2010). The Scholarship of Cockfighting. in: pp. 182-196. Available at: http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/pubs/2010/3060.
Pears, A. et al. (2008). Stepping Stones: Capacity Building in Engineering Education. in: 38th Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference. NY, USA: IEEE, p. T3F.
Sanders, K. et al. (2008). DCER: sharing empirical computer science education data. in: Proceedings of the fourth international workshop on Computing Education Research (ICER). ACM, pp. 137-148.
Fincher, S. and Tenenberg, J. (2007). Re-shaping practices of academic development: The Disciplinary Commons.
Fincher, S. and Tenenberg, J. (2007). Warren's Question. in: Proccedings of third International Computing Education Research Workshop (ICER). SIGCE, ACM, pp. 51-60.
Tenenberg, J. and Fincher, S. (2007). Opening the Door of the Computer Science Classroom: The Disciplinary Commons. in: Proceedings of the 38th SIGCSE Symposium on Computer Science Education. United States: Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 514-518. Available at: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1227504.1227484.
Simon, S. et al. (2006). The ability to articulate strategy as a predictor of programming skill. in: Tolhurst, D. and Mann, S. eds. Proceedings of the Eighth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2006). Darlinghurst: Australian Computing Society Inc., pp. 181-188.
Fincher, S. et al. (2006). Multi-institutional teaching communities in computing education. in: Tolhurst, D. and Mann, S. eds. Proceedings of the Eighth Australiasian Computing Education Confernece (ACE 2006). Darlinghurst: Australian Computing Society Inc., pp. 7-10.
Cutts, Q. et al. (2006). Laboratory Exams in First Programming Courses. in: 7th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Academy for Information and Computer Sciences. pp. 224-229.
Tenenberg, J. and Fincher, S. (2006). Building and assessing capacity in Engineering Education Research: the Bootstrapping Model. in: 2006 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.
Simon, S. et al. (2006). Predictors of success in a first programming course. in: Tolhurst, D. and Mann, S. eds. Proceedings of the Eighth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2006). Darlinghurst: Australian Computing Society Inc. , pp. 189-197.
Tolhurst, D. et al. (2006). Do map drawing styles of novice programmers predict success in programming? A multi-national, multi-institutional study. in: Tolhurst, D. and Mann, S. eds. Proceedings of the Eighth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2006). Darlinghurst: Australian Computing Society Inc., pp. 213-222.
Fincher, S. et al. (2006). Some Good Ideas from the Disciplinary Commons. in: 7th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Academy for Information and Computer Sciences. pp. 153-158.
de Raadt, M. et al. (2005). Approaches to learning in computer programming students and their effect on success. in: Annual International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
Fincher, S. et al. (2005). Multi-institutional, multi-national studies in CSEd research: Some design considerations and trade-offs. in: Proceedings of the First International Computing Education Research Workshop, ICER'05. ACM, pp. 111-121.
Fincher, S. et al. (2004). A multi-national, multi-institutional study of student-generated software designs. in: 4th Finnish/Baltic Sea Conference on Computer Science Education. pp. 1-8.
Fincher, S. and Adams, R. (2004). Developing engineering education research questions: What do they look like? How do I get one? in: Frontiers in Education.
Daniels, M. et al. (2004). Five Myths of Assessment. in: Lister, R. and Young, A. L. eds. Computing Education 2004 Sixth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2004). Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia: Australian Computer Society, Inc. , pp. 57-61.
Haden, P., Fincher, S. and Petre, M. (2004). BRACE Yourself: CS Education Research Is Coming. in: Proceedings of 17th NACCQ conference, Christchurch, New Zealand. pp. 277-280.
Fincher, S. et al. (2004). A multi-national, multi-institutional study of student-generated software. in: Korhonen, A. and Malmi, L. eds. Kolin Kolistelut - Koli Calling Proceedings. pp. 20-28.
Almstrum, V. et al. (2004). Computer Science Education Research as a Scientific Endeavor. in: Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
Fincher, S. and Utting, I. (2002). Pedagogical patterns: their place in the genre. in: Proceedings of the 7th annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education. New York, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 199-202.
Fincher, S. (2002). Patterns for HCI and Cognitive Dimensions: two halves of the same story? in: Kuljis, J., Baldwin, L. and Scoble, R. eds. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Workshop of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group. Uxbridge: Brunel University College, pp. 156-172.
Fincher, S. and Mander, K. (2001). Serendipity in the Engineering Curriculum. in: Proceedings of the ICEE 2001 conference.
Fincher, S. (2000). From transfer to tranformation: towards a framework for successful dissemination of engineering education. in: Frontiers in Education Conference. IEEE, pp. F4F/14-f4f/19. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2000.896602.
Jones, R., Beckett, D. and Fincher, S. (2000). Meeting Diverse User Needs: Implementation of a Departmental Information Strategy. in: Franklin, S. D. and Strenski, E. eds. IFIP TC3 WG3.2/3.6 International Working Conference on Building University Electronic Educational Environments. Kluwer, pp. 125-139.
Moses, L., Fincher, S. and Caristi, J. (2000). Teams Work (Panel Session). in: Proceedings of the 31st SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. ACM New York, NY, USA , pp. 421-422. Available at: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/331795.331906.
Daniels, M. and Fincher, S. (1999). Evaluating a Joint International Project in Disjunct Courses. in: Daudt, J. and Rompelman, O. eds. What have they learned? Assessment of Student Learning in Higher Education. pp. 139-144.
Fincher, S. (1999). What are we doing when we teach programming? in: 29th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education '99 (FIE '99). IEEE, pp. 12A4/1-12A4/5. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/FIE.1999.839268.
Fincher, S. and Petre, M. (1998). Project-based Learning Practices in Computer Science Education. in: 28th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference on Moving from Teacher-Centered to Learner-Centered Education. IEEE, pp. 1185-1191. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/FIE.1998.738607.
Fincher, S. and Petre, M. (1998). Beyond Anecdote Towards Real Transfer: Using Other Institutions' Experience of Project Work. in: 6th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Computer and 3rd Annual conference on Inegrating Technology into Computer Science Education: Changing the Delivery of Computer Science Education. ACM, pp. 86-89. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/290320.283038.
Fincher, S. and Utting, I. (1998). Entraining students in Professional Issues: challenging their structures of knowledge. in: 6th Improving Student Learning Symposium: Improving Student Learning Outcomes.
Fincher, S. (1997). Effective Projectwork in Computer Science: Project EPCOS. in: Knudsen, M. and Vinther, T. eds. Project Work in University Studies. pp. 195-203.
Barnes, D., Fincher, S. and Thompson, S. (1997). Introductory Problem Solving in Computer Science. in: Daughton, G. and Magee, P. eds. 5th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Computing. Centre for Teaching Computing, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland, pp. 36-39.
Fincher, S. and Bateman, D. (1996). Supporting the Supervisors. in: O'Connor, R. and Alexander, S. eds. 4th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Computing: Providing Quality Computer Science Education. Centre for Teaching Computing, Dublin City University, pp. 227-230.
Bateman, D. and Fincher, S. (1996). A Comparative Evaluation of Internet Use for Discipline Networks. in: Behrooz, A. ed. Knowledge Transfer '96. pp. 296-300.
Book
Fincher, S. (2012). Using Narrative Methodology. Canterbury: University of Kent at Canterbury.
Fincher, S. and Tenenberg, J. (2011). A Commons Leader's Vade Mecum. [Online]. University of Kent Press. Available at: http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/pubs/2011/3137.
Fincher, S. and Barnes, D. (2006). Studying Programming. Palgrave Macmillan.
Fincher, S. and Petre, M. (2004). Computer Science Education Research. Taylor & Francis.
Fincher, S. et al. (2004). People and Computers XVIII: Design for Life. Springer-Verlag.
Fincher, S., Petre, M. and Clark, M. (2001). Computer Science Project Work: Principles and Pragmatics. Springer-Verlag.
Holcombe, M. et al. (1998). Projects in the Computing Curriculum. Springer-Verlag.
Other
Fincher, S. (1997). Towards a Pattern Vocabulary for Dissemination Techniques.
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