If you’re reading this post, you have found your way to the brand-new website of the Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre. Welcome! The Centre is an exciting venture through which we aim to deliver a step-change for computing education research. 

We look forward to sharing more news and updates on our research on these pages. And we are excited to announce that to celebrate the official launch of the Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre, we will be holding an in-person event in Cambridge, UK, on Weds 20 July from 15.00. This event is free and open to all — if you are interested in computing education research, we invite you to register for a ticket to attend. By coming together in person, we want to help strengthen a collaborative community of researchers, teachers, and other education practitioners.

Register for a ticket to attend the event

The launch event is an opportunity to meet and mingle with members of the Centre’s research team and listen to a series of short talks. We are delighted that Prof. Mark Guzdial (University of Michigan) will be with us in person to deliver the main address. Mark has worked in computer science education for decades and won many awards for his research, so I can’t think of anybody better to be our guest speaker. Our other speakers are Prof. Alastair Beresford from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, and Carrie Anne Philbin MBE, Director of Educator Support at the Raspberry Pi Foundation. 

The event will take place at the Department of Computer Science and Technology in Cambridge. It will start at 15.00 with a reception where you’ll have the chance to talk to researchers and see the work we’ve been doing. We will then hear from our speakers, and the event will finish around 17.30. You can find more details about the event location on the ticket registration page.

Our research at the Centre

The aim of the Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre is to increase our understanding of teaching and learning computing, computer science, and associated subjects, with a particular focus on young people who are from backgrounds that are traditionally under-represented in the field of computing or who experience educational disadvantage.

The Centre’s research team is uniquely positioned, straddling both the University and the Foundation. The two organisations complement each other very well: the University is one of the highest-ranking universities in the world and renowned for its leading-edge academic research, and the Raspberry Pi Foundation works with schools, educators, and learners globally to pursue its mission to put the power of computing into the hands of young people.

In our research at the Centre, we will make sure that we collaborate closely with teachers and schools, including setting up research-practice-partnerships. We will share research findings openly and will focus on research that can be translated into practice. We are excited to work with a large community of teachers and researchers, and we look forward to meeting you at the launch event.

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