Publications

BOOKS
Paul Curzon and Peter W. McOwan (2017) The Power of Computational Thinking, World Scientific. DOI: 10.1142/q0054 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

2019

Bourguet, M.L. & Venture, G. (2019). The challenges of working on educational social robots. Workshop on the challenges of working with social robots that collaborate with people, at The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, UK, May 4, 2019.

Usman Naeem, Syed Islam and Arish Siddiqui (2019) An Effective Framework for Enhancing Student Engagement and Performance in Final Year Projects. IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON2019).

Paul Curzon, Tim Bell, Jane Waite and Mark Dorling (2019) Computational thinking, Chapter 17 of The Cambridge Handbook of Computing Education Research, Cambridge Handbooks, Edited by Sally A. Fincher and Anthony V. Robins,  February. Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781108654555

Sentance, S., Waite, J. & Kallia, M., (2019) Teachers’ Experiences of using PRIMM to Teach Programming in School. In Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. ACM, pp. 476–482.

Kaniadakis, A. (2019), “Embedding professional skills education in the Computer Science and Electronic Engineering curriculum: cultural, organisational and managerial aspects”, Advance HE STEM Conference: Delivering next generation Higher Education in STEM, 30-31 January 2019, Millennium Point, Birmingham.

Timotijevic, T., Kaniadakis, A., Alomainy, A., Donohue, J., Cabral, A. & Wright, S. (2019), “Innovative practices that aid employability: Technical Writing Pathway in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London”, Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2019, 2-4 July 2019.

Kaniadakis, A., Cabral, A. & Donohue, J. (2019), “Towards staff-student partnerships and peer-led learning in EECS: an experience with TAs in a core first-year module”, QMUL Teaching and Learning Conference, 20 February, 2019, London.

Timotijevic, T., Kaniadakis, A., Alomainy, A., Donohue, J., Cabral, A. & Wright, S. (2019), “Technical Writing pathway project: collaborative partnerships in EECS”, Poster, QMUL Teaching and Learning Conference, 20 February, 2019, London.

2018

Jane Waite, Paul Curzon, William Marsh and Sue Sentance (2018) Comparing K-5 teachers reported use of design in teaching programming and planning in teaching writing, in Proceedings of the 13th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education, editors Andreas Mühling, Quintin Cutts, Potsdam, Germany, October, ACM New York. DOI: 10.1145/3265757.3265761

Bourguet, M.L. & Venture, G. (2018). Un robot peut-il être un bon enseignant ?(Can a robot be a good teacher ?) Poster at the JFR 2018, French Research Day, Tokyo, Japan, December 12, 2018.

Zhang, J., Bourguet, M.L. and Venture, G. (2018). The Effects of Video Instructor’s Body Language on Students’ Distribution of Visual Attention: an Eye-tracking Study. In Proc. of the 32nd British Human Computer Interaction Conference. Belfast, UK, July 2-6, 2018.

Bourguet, M.L. (2018). Fostering student engagement: a case study involving guest speakers, a student-led poster conference and E-portfolios. In Proc. of the HEA STEM conference 2018: Creativity in Teaching, Learning, and Student Engagement. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, January 31-February 1, 2018.

Paul Curzon, Peter McOwan, James Donohue, Seymour Wright and William Marsh (2018) Teaching of concepts, Chapter 6 of Computer Science Education: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in School, edited by Sue Sentance, Erik Barendsen, Carsten Schulte, Bloomsbury Academic.

Jane Waite, Paul Curzon, Sue Sentance and William Marsh (2018) Abstraction in action: K-5 teachers’ uses of levels of abstraction, particularly the design level, in teaching programming, International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools. 2(1): 14-40. January. DOI: 10.21585/ijcses.v2i1.23

Kaniadakis, A., Cabral, A. & Wright, S. (2018), “Interpretation and application of assessment criteria in a large soft skills module: the role of relationships in communities of practice”, Society for Research into Higher Education annual international conference, 5-7 December, 2018, Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales.

Standl, B., Futschek, G., Waite, J., Csizmadia, A., & Vinikienė, L., (2018) WG1: Constructionist Approaches to Computational Thinking. In Proceedings of the 2018 Constructionism, Computational Thinking & Educational Innovation pp792-818 Vilnius Lithuania. Available from http://www.constructionism2018.fsf.vu.lt/file/repository/Proceeding_2018_Constructionism.pdf

Waite, J., (2018) A continuum of scaffolding: from copying code to tinkering. Available at: https://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/cser/2018/01/05/a-continuum-of-scaffolding/.

Sentance, S. & Waite, J., (2018) Computing in the classroom: Tales from the chalkface. it-Information Technology, 60(2), pp.103–112. DOI: 10.1515/itit-2017-0014

Kaniadakis, A., Tombros, A. & Chatfield, S. (2018), “Workshop: Enabling teaching teams to assess student coursework”, QMUL Teaching & Learning Conference, 17 January, 2018, London.

 

2017

Waite, J. Curzon, P., Marsh, W., & Sentance, S., (2017) K-5 Teachers’ Uses of Levels of Abstraction Focusing on Design. In Proceedings of the 12th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education. ACM, pp. 115–116. DOI: 10.1145/3137065.3137068

Sue Sentance, Jane Waite, Lucy Yeomans and Emily MacLeod (2017) Teaching with physical computing devices: the BBC micro:bit initiative. In Proceedings of the 12th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education. pp87-96. ACM. DOI: 10.1145/3137065.3137083

Sentance, S. & Waite, J., (2017) PRIMM: Exploring pedagogical approaches for teaching text-based programming in school. In Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Primary and Secondary Computing Education. ACM, pp. 113–114. DOI: 10.1145/3137065.3137084

Sentance, S., Waite, J., Hodges, S., MacLeod, & E., Yeomans, L., (2017) Creating Cool Stuff: Pupils’ Experience of the BBC micro: bit. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. ACM, pp. 531–536. DOI: 10.1145/3017680.3017749

Usman Naeem, Syed Islam, Mhd Saeed Sharif, Sergey Sudakov and M. Awais Azam (2017) Taskification – Gamification of Tasks. International Workshop on Intelligent Personal Support of Human Behavior.

Waite, J., (2017) Pedagogy in teaching Computer Science in schools: A Literature Review. (After The Reboot: computing education in UK Schools). The Royal Society. Available at: https://royalsociety.org/media/policy/projects/computing-education/literature-review-pedagogy-in-teaching.pdf.

Mark Dorling (2017)Code breakers: Dpef Csfblfst, Chapter 5 of Teaching Computing Unplugged in Primary Schools, Helen Caldwell and Neil Smith (eds) Sage. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/teaching-computing-unplugged-in-primary-schools/book250148

Paul Curzon and Peter W. McOwan (2017) Magicians, Chapter 6 of Teaching Computing Unplugged in Primary Schools, Helen Caldwell and Neil Smith (eds) Sage. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/teaching-computing-unplugged-in-primary-schools/book250148

Jane Waite  (2017) Cooks, Chapter 8 of Teaching Computing Unplugged in Primary Schools, Helen Caldwell and Neil Smith (eds) Sage. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/teaching-computing-unplugged-in-primary-schools/book250148

Pollie Barden (2017) Older People and Digital Technology: From digital learners to digital leaders through participatory design with community-based organisations. PhD Dissertation, Queen Mary University of London.

2016

Zha, X. and Bourguet, M.L. (2016). Experimental Study to Elicit Effective Multimodal Behaviour in Pedagogical Agents. In Proc. of the Workshop on Social Learning and Multimodal Interaction for Designing Artificial Agents of ICMI 2016 (18th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction). Tokyo, Japan, November 12-16, 2016.

Zha, X. and Bourguet, M.L. (2016). Empirical Method for Detecting Pointing Gestures in Recorded Lectures. In Proc. of the ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction. Tokyo, Japan, October 15-16, 2016.

Tian, Y. and Bourguet M.L. (2016). Lecturers’ Hand Gestures as Clues to Detect Pedagogical Significance in Video Lectures. In proc. of the 34th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics. Nottingham, UK, September 6-8, 2016.

Zha, X. and Bourguet, M.L. (2016). Effective Pedagogical Agent Behaviour. In Proc. of the 30th British Human Computer Interaction Conference. Bournemouth, UK, July 12-16, 2016.

Jane Waite, Paul Curzon, William Marsh, Sue Sentance (2016) Abstraction and common classroom activities, In WiPSCE ’16: Proceedings of the 11th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education, pp112-113, October, ACM. DOI: 10.1145/2978249.2978272

2015

Berry, M., Woolard, Ross, Z., Waite, J., and Chippindall, J., 2015. Barefoot computing resources. Available at: http://barefootcas.org.uk/.

2014

Curzon, P., McOwan, P. W., Plant, N., & Meagher, L. R. (2014). 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. November 2014.

Curzon, Paul, Dorling, Mark, Ng, Thomas, Selby, Cynthia and Woollard, John (2014) Developing computational thinking in the classroom: a framework. Computing At School. UK. Available from https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/369594

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

Bourguet, M.L. (2007). Introducing Strong Forms of Bilingual Education in the Mainstream Classroom: A Case for Technology. In Proc. of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, 2007.

Bourguet, M.L., Stewart C., Cox B. and Lefevre D. (2006). Adaptive Learning Environments to Overcome Cultural and Language Barriers to Learning. In Proc. of IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, 2006.

Bourguet, M.L., Bryan-Kinns, N. and Plaha, M. (2005). Computer Assisted Learning for Young Bilinguals. In Academic Exchange Quarterly vol. 9, (3) 267-271, 2005.

Bourguet, M.L. and Plaha, M. (2004). Technology-mediated multilingual learning experiences: the OCOL (one character one language) model. In Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Joensu, Finland, August 2004.

Bourguet, M.L. (2003). Multimodal Interaction to Support Multilingualism Acquisition and Development in Young Children. In proceedings of IDC’03, Preston, July 2003.

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

INVITED KEYNOTES

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/

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

Curzon, P., (2012) “Serious Fun with Interdisciplinary Computer Science”, Keynote at the STEM interdisciplinary education workshop, Society for Design & Process Science Conference Berlin.

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.

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

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