IT&TE Logo 29th International Conference
July 2015

Digital Futures:
Shaping tomorrow’s learning and teaching

In England there has been a new Computing Curriculum in schools since September 2014. Meanwhile, curriculum reviews are progressing in other regions of the UK and internationally. It is an exciting but challenging time for education and the place of computing technology within it. How should initial teacher education respond to these developments and how could continuing professional development evolve to maximise the potential of technology for professional learning? Can Computer Science, IT and Digital Literacy be harmonised into a coherent and responsible curriculum for schools and students generating not only specialist subject knowledge but enriching the entire curriculum from PE, through Drama, and all the way to PSE?

This conference aims to attract researchers and practitioners from schools, colleges and universities. International colleagues are especially welcome. ITTE is an encouraging environment for early career researchers, practitioners and doctoral students.

You are invited to contribute reports on development projects, research findings whether final or provisional, or topical talks about ideas. These longer form presentations are typically 20 minutes+10 minutes discussion

You may prefer a Pecha Kucha format which can be selected on the submission form.  See here for a description of all the conference formats.

>> Submit a paper here. The closing date for papers is 12th June 2015. <<

The general conference themes are:

•   Redefining the computing curriculum

What is the common knowledge base that underpins Computer Science, ICT and Digital Literacy? How can an inclusive school curriculum be constructed around them? How can technology enhance learning and teaching in the school and classroom?

•   Reorienting initial teacher education and training

How may new computing teachers be prepared to teach in the context of new curricula? Will they be extended professionals or narrow specialists? What skill, theoretical frameworks, practitioner models and school experience will build strong foundations for their future careers?

   Reinvigorating professional development

Can practising teachers and allied professionals avoid the pitfalls of the old ICT curriculum? Can professional renewal and retraining be supported in a fast changing domain like Computing? Are MOOCs for CPD a solution? What does a professional culture of computational thinking really look like?

 >> Submit a paper here.The closing date for papers is 12th June 2015. <<