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UEL Research Conference: Session 12 Pedagogy

Stories of hopes – a narrative practice in wider communities
Ho Law & Naomi Mwasambili, School of Psychology

The research aims to assess the effectiveness of a six-week community based peer coaching training scheme provided by Community Therapies and Training Service (CTTS) using narrative method. The approach involves the sharing of the participant’s stories in a group. It aims to help participants to improve their personal development, self-reflection and general functioning.Download the full abstract.

The final frontier – widening participation to postgraduate study
Anthony Hudson, Continuum

This presentation will report on work in progress on a focused study to explore the experiences of students from underrepresented groups at three higher education institutions (HEIs), including issues of access, social support, discrimination, and empowerment, with a particular emphasis on the barriers and facilitators to pursuing post-graduate study. Download the full abstract.

Stacey-PogodaCan I do it backwards? Bots, coding, games design and the new UK primary school National Curriculum for Computing
Stacey Pogoda, School of Arts and Digital Industries‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

This talk will present a case study of the introduction of programming concepts and coding to primary school children aged 6-8 in a before-school club at Ardleigh Green Infants School, Havering. The pilot commenced in the second term of 2013-14 with a mixture of ten Y1 and Y2 children and introduced programming concepts based on a constructivist approach (Paris & Byrnes, 1989) using Bee-Bots and Pro-Bots. Download the full abstract. 

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