Research

In this paper, the two researchers (Ethel Tshukudu & Quintin Cutts) explore the process of knowledge transfer when novice programmers switch between programming languages, in order to learn how programming language transfer impacts code comprehension.

17 December 2020

This month, the National Centre for Computing Education is sharing its 12 pedagogy principles for computing. Download your own handy classroom poster featuring all 12 pedagogical principles, to act as a quick reminder for busy teachers.

17 December 2020

It is with some excitement that we can announce that, after several months of working behind the scenes, our Gender Balance in Computing (GBIC) programme is reopening today!

03 November 2020

Computing is rich with abstract concepts to understand and technical skills to master. In order to flourish, students need a wide variety of learning experiences. Most of the time, this experience involves the use of computing devices and specialist software, but not always.

29 September 2020

Since computing was included in the national curriculum in England in 2014, a significant focus in CPD was on supporting teachers to feel confident in topics they had not previously studied.

24 June 2020

An exciting new online course is now available for teachers of all age groups. You will learn how to research, plan, execute, and analyse new pedagogical ideas for your classroom.

09 June 2020

While curricula have shifted in favour of computer science over the last decade, the subject's success lies in the hands of those teaching it. Educators will soon be able to take part in an action research-focused course, aimed at supporting continuous improvement in the classroom.

05 May 2020

A progression framework is the backbone of any subject curriculum. From our research, we have found that there are two quite different ways of presenting progression that show what should be taught and when it should be taught, as well as information on how or why concepts should be taught.

25 February 2020

This week saw the launch of two Year 7 programming units for the NCCE Resource Repository. We’re very excited that they will be the first of many programming units to appear on the Resource Repository, and want to explain the thinking behind these units.

25 February 2020

Almost a year ago, we began the task of deciding what the ‘best’ approach would be to covering the entire content of the KS1 and 2 Computing National Curriculum. We had the national curriculum, but what it doesn’t show is how to get learners from their starting point, to the predefined end points.

25 February 2020