Ubiquitous computing devices in the training of teacher-trainers

Helen Caldwell, Neil Smith

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    Abstract

    In September 2014, the computing curriculum in English schools changed to
    one with a much greater emphasis on computer science. However, 66% of
    existing ICT teachers are non-specialist and require significant continuing
    professional development (CPD) to deliver this new curriculum. One initiative
    to provide this is the Computing At School (CAS) Master Teacher
    programme. This paper describes some physical computing projects that were
    used in training a cohort of Master Teachers, preparing them to deliver both
    improved lessons in classrooms and CPD tailored for the requirements of their
    peers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE 2015) Proceedings
    EditorsLinda Morris, Costas Tsolakidis
    PublisherICICTE
    Pages42-50
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9780992695897
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2015
    EventThe International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE 2015) - Kos, Greece
    Duration: 9 Jul 201511 Jul 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceThe International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE 2015)
    CountryGreece
    Period9/07/1511/07/15

    Keywords

    • Computing education
    • Physical computing
    • Master teachers
    • Teacher CPD

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