The TPEA Blog

News and stories from our members and the education sector

BETT 2022 line up

A packed three days of talks, workshops and events can be found here: https://uk.bettshow.com/agenda The TPEA will be delivering three, ten-minute lightning talks on our

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Developing Computer Science pedagogy through shared lesson resources

On 3rd November Dr Elizabeth Hidson gave a talk at the Digital Technologies for Education Special Interest Group at the University of Northampton. Her presentation focused on in-service ICT teachers faced with the 2014 English National Curriculum shift that required the teaching of Computer Science and how their pedagogical knowledge was enhanced through shared lesson resources and professional communities of practice.

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‘It sounded like fun, that we would get to go to the university.’ Pupils teaching ICT to peers: a case study of Finnish Media Agents

This Finnish study reports a practical experiment involving young pupils, their teachers and university students, named the Media Agent project. The purpose of the project was for the university students to teach the schoolchildren new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills, which they then would teach to other pupils and teachers at their own schools.

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Teaching with learning analytics

Professor Wilfried Admiraal from Leiden University in the Netherlands introduces the idea of teaching with learning analytics as an introduction to his recent TPEA journal article: ‘Teaching with learning analytics: How to connect computer-based assessment data with classroom instruction?’

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Covid-19 and the role of technology

TPEA Journal call for papers. The spread of Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in schools closing and a global increase in technological solutions to enable children and young people to continue learning.

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Couldn’t be BETTer!

Fresh from the excitement of this year’s BETT show at Excel, Dr Elizabeth Hidson from the University of Sunderland captures her thoughts on the event.

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Research safaris

At BETT 2020 TPEA introduced the idea of research safaris -linking the research members presented at BETT  to international audiences to educational products which bring benefits to learners. Learn more about the Research Safaris and of the benefits of joining TPEA from this new members video.

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