Phone number: 0121 204 3294
Room number: MB 265E
My focus is on improving learning in relation to computational thinking, learning to program, software testing and architecture, peace building and economic thinking. The basis of this work is built on educational theory especially the use of variation theory to assist learners to understand threshold or core concepts thus enabling them to see the subject in new ways. I am looking at ways of using learning technologies to support this model of learning and conceptual change.
I have a background in computing focusing on software engineering, software architecture, and test driven software development. Alongside my practical experience in computing, I have read widely including economics and theology.
Most of my research is aimed at bringing change to the way my learners think and understand the subject. This includes understanding the framing stories that enable learners to better grasp different ways of understanding the nature of software and economic thinking. It is driven by a desire for a society that is just, encourages equality, and meets the needs of all things on this planet.
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