Primary Computing and ICT
Keith Turvey has just finished editing a book, Primary Computing and ICT: Knowledge Understanding and Practice, to be published in June by Sage. The book addresses the changes in the new national curriculum for computing to be implemented in September 2014. It includes insights and examples of practice from colleagues in the primary computing team, namely; Lis Bundock, Jeremy Burton and Pippa Totraku. It also draws on examples of practice carried out by student teachers from the school of education, working with partner schools such as St. Luke’s Primary School, where student teachers worked with children on an e-Safety and computing project. The book also features a project that Lis Bundock and Pippa Totraku carried out with students and children at Woodingdean Primary School where children had were taught to design, program and test their own apps for android smart phones. This project targeted children in Year 5 and 6, as this is a critical age when children, especially girls, make decisions about their aspirations to pursue computer science and ICT related careers.