The System’s Holding Me Back: Challenges of Teaching Computing in Further Education

Allison, Jordan ORCID: 0000-0001-8513-4646 (2020) The System’s Holding Me Back: Challenges of Teaching Computing in Further Education. In: 2020 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI). IEEE, pp. 929-933. ISBN 9781728176253

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The UK further education (FE) sector has been plagued by continual policy reforms and has been described as the poor relation of the UK education sector. Meanwhile, it has been reported that there is a ‘digital skills’ gap, placing more importance on the quality and delivery of computing education. By conducting twelve semi-structured interviews from those who teach computing in FE colleges, seven challenges were identified that influence their teaching practice. Through the identification of these challenges, more targeted measures can now be taken to mitigate these challenges. Further, this paper contributes to the relatively short supply of research that investigates computing education within FE colleges.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Print on demand publication.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industries; Continuing Education; Computer Science; Scientific Computing; Education; Iron; Software; Computer Science Education; Further Education; Colleges; Computing; Challenges
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2021 12:13
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:01

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