SICSA Education Workshop: “Student transitions within Computing”

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Date(s) - 15/06/2016
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Robert Gordon University

Registration is now open for the SICSA Education Workshop “Student transitions within Computing”

This free workshop proposes to discuss student transitions into higher education STEM subjects (with a specific interest in Computing). It aims to open dialogue about all areas of this transition with university academics and teaching staff in order to better support the students’ needs. We are hoping that this workshop will allow for reflective discussions and knowledge sharing.

To register please see the Eventbrite Page

Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided on the day.

We are looking forward to welcoming attendees from the following categories: i) academics from higher education; ii) faculty from further education; iii) school teachers at Higher and Advanced Higher levels; iv) admissions tutors from all the above; v) interested students; vi) industry.

The day’s programme is available below: 

10:30: Registration & coffee
11:00: Introduction – Mark Zarb & Angela Siegel (Robert Gordon University)
11:15 – 11:45:Case study: FE to HE Computing Degree Transition, Glenn Aeck (University of the West of Scotland)
11:45 -12:15:New pathways from FE to HE Computing, Greg Michaelson (Heriot-Watt University)
12:15 -12:30:Code Yourself: A MOOC that teaches teenagers how to program, Areti Manataki (University of Edinburgh)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 -14:00:Supporting young people through transition towards HE, Angela Allan + pupils (The Gordon Schools, Huntly)
14:00 -14:30:Curriculum for Excellence transitions project, Jyoti Bhardwaj & Ella Taylor-Smith (Edinburgh Napier University)
14:30 -14:45:Access to Computing: Facilitating access & positive transitions, Kaisa Macdonald (Robert Gordon University)
14:45 Coffee Break
15:15 -15:45:Transition issues at taught PG level, Dharini Balasubramaniam (University of St. Andrews)
15:45 -16:15:Experience Report about split-seed Level 1 Programme, Quintin Cutts (University of Glasgow)
16:15 Wrap-up

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