School of Computing

Computing Education Group: People

  • Head of Group: Sally Fincher

Academic staff

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David Barnes
Senior Lecturer
Interests:Technological provision of support for Computer Science learning and teaching. Testing of numerical and scientific software, and the development of software testing tools for Fortran 90.

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Janet Carter
Lecturer
Interests:My background is in educational theory and my current research interests are focused upon the student perspective; how students manage the transition from the relatively sheltered school environment to the university one, gender issues, the informal symmetrical working relationships formed by students, and how to motivate the gifted students within the cohort.
Projects: Assessment, Gender,

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Sally Fincher
Professor of Computing Education
Interests:I am interested in the construction and boundaries of CS Education Research as a distinct sub-disciplinary area. I have undertaken survey and synthesis work in this area. Additionally, I have a particular interest in Patterns and Pattern Languages, their use in knowledge-transfer, and their application to CS pedagogy.
Projects:DC, EPCoS, SharingPractice

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Colin Johnson
Reader
Interests:My research activities fall into three broad areas. Firstly, I am interested in how we can use computational and mathematical ideas to support research and practice in biology, medicine and healthcare. Secondly, I am interested in how we can take ideas from the natural sciences and use these as metaphors for new ways of doing computing and understanding and managing complexity in various contexts. Finally I am interested in applications of computing in music and media technologies.

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Ian Utting
Senior Lecturer
Interests:Software tools for education
Projects:BlueJ, EPCoS

Postgraduates

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Daniel Knox
Research Student
Interests:I am researching motivation and communities of practice in education. This includes how a student's identity develops during secondary school education through to university and how this influences their decisions in joining ICT related careers / courses.

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Sebastian Dziallas
Research Student
Interests:

I am particularly interested in using design principles to develop educational experiences that take the local context into account and engage students. I am also interested in exploring how we, as humans, make sense of our experiences; and more specifically, how students make sense of their educational experiences, how different institutions affect that process.

School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 07/02/2017