RPi online seminar: Integrating primary computing and literacy through multimodal storytelling
March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Integrating primary computing and literacy through multimodal storytelling (7 March 2023)
Dr Bobby Whyte (Raspberry Pi Foundation)
Most research focused on integrating computing education into existing classroom practices has centred on supporting learning in science, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Conversely, research in non-STEM areas is less explored. In this talk, we discuss the value of integrating computing in non-STEM areas in primary education. More specifically, we explore in detail the integration of computing and literacy education and consider the implications (and limitations) for classroom practice. Drawing on recent research, the talk also provides practical examples for educators on how to integrate computing and literacy to support students’ emergent programming and storytelling practices.
Dr Bobby Whyte is a computing education researcher with a background in primary education and educational research. He has extensive experience working as a primary school teacher in Ireland, the UK, and Italy. Alongside this, he completed his PhD in Learning Sciences at the University of Nottingham. His work to date has been published in the fields of computing education, the learning sciences, and education research. In 2022, Bobby joined the Raspberry Pi Foundation as a research scientist.