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Department of Computer Science and Technology

UK-based teachers of computing subjects can apply for a funded place at a leading computing education conference that we and the Raspberry Pi Foundation are hosting in Cambridge this September.

We're delighted that thanks to generous support from Google, there are five 'all expenses paid' places available for UK-based computing teachers at the 2023 WiPSCE International Workshop on Primary and Secondary Computing Education ResearchGoogle is a sponsor of the conference.

This annual event, taking place 27-29 September 2023, is the premier international venue for school-level computing education. It’s where teachers and researchers discuss research that's relevant to teaching and learning in primary and secondary computing education, teacher training and related topics.

Teachers at the conference can:

  • Engage with high-quality international research in the field where they teach
  • Learn ways to use that research to develop their own classroom practice
  • Find out how to become an advocate in their professional community for research-informed approaches to the teaching of computing.

The five free places offered to teachers cover:

  • The conference registration fee
  • Two nights' accommodation at the conference venue, Robinson College, Cambridge 
  • Up to £500 supply costs paid to your school to cover their teaching
  • Up to £100 travel costs

The deadline to apply for a free place is Wednesday 19 July 2023.

Teachers are eligible to apply if they are a currently practising UK-based teacher of Computing (England), Computing Science (Scotland), ICT or Digital Technologies (N. Ireland) or Computer Science (Wales).

This Department is home to the Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre - a joint initiative between the University and the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

The aim of the Centre is to increase our understanding of teaching and learning computing, computer science, and associated subjects. 

Dr Sue Sentance, the Centre's Director and Co-Chair of the 2023 WiPSCE Conference, says: "Being able to facilitate teachers' attendance at the conference is very much aligned with our approach to research. 

"Both at the Foundation and the Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre, we're committed to conducting research that's directly relevant to schools and teachers, and to closely collaborating with teachers.

"We hope teachers will be interested in attending WiPSCE and becoming an advocate for research-informed computing education practice. We're looking forward to meeting you there."





Published by Rachel Gardner on Monday 10th July 2023