Dawn Hewitson

Name: Dawn Hewitson
Department: Secondary and Further Education
Current position: Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education
Course Leader Computer Science Education
Designated Safeguarding Officer
Email: hewitsd@edgehill.ac.uk
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education
Social Media: Twitter – @DawnHewitson

Biography

Teaching:

Dawn teaches a range of modules in Computer Science including Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy, Assessment in Computing and also Safeguarding in Secondary Education.

Qualifications:

Masters in Education Research Computer Science 2014
PGCE, PGCHE, PGCM.
Currently working towards PhD

History

Involved in education and industry for 30 years. Previously Assistant Head Teacher. Head of Department IT.

Interests:

  • Wearable technology
  • Computing applications and uses in Education and Industry
  • Web based technology
  • Keenly interested in astronomy

Professional Development/Enhancement

  • Safeguarding training ongoing
  • Research training
  • Python training

Research:

Research Interests:

  • Computer misuse and pupil safeguarding
  • Wearable technology

Research Groups:

  • BCS Research Group
  • BERA Member

Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise

Conference Presentations:

  • The Future of Computer Science Teachers, March 2018
  • Makersfaire: Wearable Technology

External Collaborations:

  • Codebug
  • CAS Include

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