Publications

INVITED KEYNOTES

  1. Paul Curzon (2014) Unplugged computational thinking for fun, KEYCIT- Key Competencies in Informatics and ICT, July 1-4, 2014
 Potsdam,  Germany (Invited Keynote), Edited by Torsten Brinda, Nicholas Reynolds, Ralf Romeike, pp 7-15. http://www.informatikdidaktik.de/ifip2014/proceedings/
  2. Paul Curzon (2013) cs4fn and computational thinking unplugged, Invited keynote. In Proceedings of the 8th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WIPSCE). Denmark, Edited by Michael E. Caspersen, Maria Knobelsdorf and Ralf Romeike. pp 47-50, November. ACM
  3. Curzon, P., (2012)” Serious Fun with Interdisciplinary Computer Science”, Keynote at the STEM interdisciplinary education workshop, Society for Design & Process Science Conference Berlin.
  4. Curzon, P., McOwan P.W., and Black J. (2009) “The magic of HCI: Enthusing kids in playful ways to help solve the Computer Science recruitment problem”. Invited Keynote at HCI Educators 2009 – Playing with our Education, Dundee, April 2009.
  5. Curzon, P. (2007) “Serious Fun in Computer Science”, September. Invited Keynote at the 12th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, organised by the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), DOI: 10.1145/1268784.1268785

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

2014

Curzon, P., McOwan, P. W., Plant, N., & Meagher, L. R. (2014, November). Introducing teachers to computational thinking using unplugged storytelling. In Proceedings of the 9th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education In Proceedings of the 9th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education. ACM. 2014.

2013

Jonathan Black, Jo Brodie, Paul Curzon, Chrystie Myketiak, Peter W McOwan, Laura R Meagher (2013) “Making Computing Interesting To School Students: Teachers’ Perspectives”, Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE) In Janet Carter, Ian Utting, and Alison Clear, editors, Proceedings of the18th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), pp 255–260. ACM, July 2013. DOI:10.1145/2462476.2466519.

2012

Myketiak C, Curzon P, Black J, McOwan PW and Meagher LR (2012) cs4fn: a flexible model for computer science outreach, ITiCSE ’12 Proceedings of the 17th ACM annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education. pp 297-302. DOI: 10.1145/2325296.2325366

2011

Black, J., Curzon, P., Myketiak, C. & McOwan, P.W. (2011) “A Study in Engaging Female Students in Computer Science Using Role Models”, Proceedings of ITiCSE 2011, The 16th Annual ACM SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, pp63-67, Darmstadt, Germany, 27-29 June 2011. ACM Press. DOI 10.1145/1999747.1999768

Bell, T., Curzon, P., CuttsQ,. Dagiene, V. & Haberman, B.,(2011) “Introducing Students to Computer Science With Programmes That Don’t Emphasise Programming”, Proceedings of ITiCSE 2011, The 16th Annual ACM SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, p391, Darmstadt, Germany, June 2011. ACM Press, DOI 10.1145/1999747.1999904

Pre 2010

Curzon, P., McOwan, P.W., Cutts, Q. and Bell, T. (2009) “Enthusing & inspiring with reusable kinaesthetic activities”, ITiCSE 2009, The 14th Annual ACM SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, pp94-98, July 6-9, Paris, France. DOI: 10.1145/1562877.1562911

Curzon, P., Peckham, J., Taylor, H., Settle, A. and Roberts, E. (2009) “Computational Thinking (CT): on weaving it in”, ITiCSE 2009, The 14th Annual ACM SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, pp201-202. July 6-9, Paris, France, ACM Press. DOI: 10.1145/1562877.1562941

Curzon, P., Black, J., Meagher, L.R., McOwan, P.W. (2009) “cs4fn.org: Enthusing students about Computer Science”, Proceedings of Informatics Education Europe IV, Christoph Hermann, Tobias Lauer, Thomas Ottmann and Martina Welte (Eds.), pp73-80, Freiburg, Germany, November.

Curzon, P. & McOwan, P.W. (2008) “Engaging with Computer Science through Magic Shows”, ITiCSE 2008, The 13th ACM SIGCSE Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, pp179-183. June 30-July 2, Madrid, Spain. DOI: 10.1145/1384271.1384320

Curzon, P. and Rix, J., (1998) “Why do Students take Programming Modules?”, ITiCSE ’98 Proceedings of the 6th annual conference on the teaching of computing and the 3rd annual conference on Integrating technology into computer science education: Changing the delivery of computer science education, pp 59-63, ACM Press. DOI 10.1145/282991.283022