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

Allison, Jordan ORCID: 0000-0001-8513-4646 (2021) 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 9781728176246

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer Science Education; Further Education; Colleges; Computing; Challenge
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2021 15:45
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2023 12:37

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