Enthusing and inspiring with reusable kinaesthetic activities

Curzon, P., Cutts, Q. I. and Bell, T. (2009) Enthusing and inspiring with reusable kinaesthetic activities. In: ITiCSE '09 Proceedings of the 14th Annual ACM SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Paris, France, 3-7 Jul 2009, pp. 94-98. ISBN 9781605583815 (doi:10.1145/1595496.1562911)

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Abstract

We describe the experiences of three University projects that use a style of physical, non-computer based activity to enthuse and teach school students computer science concepts. We show that this kind of activity is effective as an outreach and teaching resource even when reused across different age/ability ranges, in lecture and workshop formats and for delivery by different people. We introduce the concept of a Reusable Outreach Object (ROO) that extends Reusable Learning Objects. and argue for a community effort in developing a repository of such objects.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cutts, Professor Quintin
Authors: Curzon, P., Cutts, Q. I., and Bell, T.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781605583815
Copyright Holders:Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
412861'Computer Science Inside?' - Enthusing and informing potential computing science studentsQuintin CuttsEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/D507219/1COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE