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TPEA at BETT 2022

As a subject association for educational technology, BETT is surely a highlight of our year but it has naturally been interrupted by the pandemic. After a

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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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