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Computing Subject Network Hub

The idea behind these hub meetings is for teachers to share their experiences and engage with the emerging computer education evidence base. Hopefully these conversations will spark ongoing collaborations between computing teachers, initial teacher educators and trainees – and support all of us engaged in the noble endeavour of teaching the nation about computing.

Thursday 9 November 2023, 4pm – Computing Ofsted Research Review

The 2022 Ofsted Computing Research Review summaries a range of selected evidence about the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment which in their view affect the quality of computing education. In this session we explored the findings of the report and shared practice from your schools to answer the following questions:

  1. What are the benefits and drawbacks of the following pedagogies and what examples can you share from your own practice:
    • Storytelling
    • Worked examples
    • Unplugged activities
    • Use of textbooks (and other textual resources)
  2. When teaching programming (a difficult problem), how can the following ideas help:
    • Novice vs expert schemas
    • Programming misconceptions
    • The notional machine
    • The block model 
  3. How have you tried to address the persistent gender divide in computing? What impact has this had?
View the 2022 Ofsted Computing Research Review slides Register to receive Computing Hub updates