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UK and Ireland Computing Teacher Survey (UKICTS)

We are leading a study exploring the experiences of computing teachers in the UK and Ireland, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Glasgow, Swansea University and the Technological University Dublin.

The study is looking in particular at intended and enacted curricula in each country, computing teachers’ classroom practice, their computing self-esteem and their engagement with professional development.

As part of this study, we ran a survey in early 2022 to gather data from computing teachers, using a localised version of the MEasuring TeacheR Enacted Computing Curriculum (METRECC) instrument which was developed by an international Working Group in 2019. Initial findings from the UKICTS study will be published through a range of papers. Read about the first paper here.

Publications

Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre (2023). UK and Ireland Computing Teacher Survey: survey results (technical report). Available at: https://computingeducationresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/UK-Ireland-Computing-Teachers-Survey-survey-results.pdf

Falkner, K., Sentance, S., Vivian, R., Barksdale, S., Busuttil, L., Cole, E., Liebe, C., Maiorana, F., McGill, M., & Quille, K. (2019). An international study piloting the measuring teacher enacted computing curriculum (metrecc) instrument. In Proceedings of the Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (pp. 111-142). https://doi.org/10.1145/3344429.3372505

Falkner, K., Sentance, S., Vivian, R., Barksdale, S., Busuttil, L., Cole, E., Liebe, C., Maiorana, F., McGill, M., & Quille, K. (2019, November). An international comparison of K-12 computer science education intended and enacted curricula. In Proceedings of the 19th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (pp. 1-10). https://doi.org/10.1145/3364510.3364517

Vivian, R., Quille, K., Mcgill, MM., Falkner, K., Sentance, S., Barksdale, S., Busuttil, L., Cole, E., Liebe, C. & & Maiorana, F. (2020, June). An International Pilot Study of K-12 Teachers’ Computer Science Self-Esteem. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (pp. 117-123). https://doi.org/10.1145/3341525.3387418

Other reading

Computing teachers in the UK and Ireland: initial results from our research survey
UK and Ireland Computing Teachers survey: Project overview
How is computing taught in schools around the world?