Episode 10 - Classroom Action Research

09 June 2020

Today see the launch of our brand new program focused on supporting educators to develop their practice through action research in the classroom. Improving computing classroom practice through action research is a 6 month programme that begins with our 2 week online course which begins later this month. In this  episode I spoke to Lynda Chinaka about her experience of action research in the computing classroom

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Below, you’ll find notes relating to ideas and reading discussed in the episode, you can also view a full transcript of this episode.

06:28 - Back in 2016, Lynda participated in TICE (Teacher Inquiry in Computing Education) a CAS project led by Dr Sue Sentence. You can read more about TICE, read the projects undertaken by it's participants and a research paper highlighting the positive impact of this form of professional development.

07:00 - Lynda talks about unplugged activities, the idea of computing without a computer, you can find many such activities at csunplugged.org. When integrating unplugged activities it's important to consider how to connect them back to specific computing concepts, find our more in our semantic waves quick read.

22:40 - You can read more about Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) in Shulman's original paper.


James Robinson
Senior Learning Manager
Raspberry Pi Foundation

Lynda Chinaka
Senior Lecturer in Computing Education
University of Roehampton