September 27, 2023

09:30 - 12:00
Pre-conference workshops
Only for those who booked in advance when registering
from 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:30
Welcome and Introduction
Chair: Sue Sentance
With opening messages from Alan Mycroft (Professor of Computing and Fellow of Robinson College), Philip Colligan (Chief Executive, Raspberry Pi Foundation) and Alastair Beresford (Head of Department, Department of Computer Science of Technology, University of Cambridge as of 01/10/23)
13:30 - 14:30
Keynote I
Chair: Mareen Grillenberger
From Blocks to Professional Development – Thoughts on the Future of Educational Programming (Abstract)
Michael Kölling
14:30 - 14:50
Coffee break
14:50 - 16:15
Paper Session 1: Curriculum Issues
Chair: Tilman Michaeli
Modelling Conceptual Knowledge of Computing Impacts for K-12 (Full Paper)
Michael T. Rücker
Emerging Practices for Integrating Computer Science into Existing K-5 Subjects in the United States (Full Paper)
Monica M. McGill, Laycee Thigpen, and Alaina Mabie
AI Education in German K-10 Computer Science Curricula (Work-in-Progress Paper)
Gia Minh Vo, Nils Pancratz
16:15 - 17:00
Travel to Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge
17:00 - 18:00
Tour of the Department
18:00 - 19:30
Drinks reception
Networking with drinks and light food provided.

September 28, 2023

08:30 - 09:00
Coffee / tea available on arrival
09:00 - 10:00
Keynote 2
Chair: Sue Sentance
Putting the Pro in Professional Learning: Empowering Educators to Design for Equity (Abstract)
Joanna Goode
10:00 - 10:20
Coffee break
10:20 - 11:45
Paper Session 2: Interest and Engagement
Chair: Jane Waite
The Roles of Confidence and Perceived Usefulness in Female Student Engagement in High School Computing Science (Full Paper)
Sultanah Abdullah A. Albakri, Mireilla Bikanga Ada, Alistair Morrison
Exploring Effects of Online and Face-to-Face Teaching Formats on Students' Interest and Engagement (Full Paper)
Kai Marquardt, Lucia Happe
Elaborating Student Engagement in Compulsory K-12 Computer Science Class (Work-in-Progress Paper)
Pamina Maria Berg, Maria Knobelsdorf
11:45 - 12:30
Poster Session 1
Applying the Mathematical Task Framework to K-8 Computing (Poster)
Michael Deutsch
Behind the Screens: The Security & Privacy Advice Landscape of Children in Grades 5 & 6 (Poster)
Alexander Löbel, Frederic Salmen, Ulrike Meyer, Ulrik Schroeder
Tokens In Mind - A Board Game Introducing the Ecological and Economic Aspects of Non-Fungible Tokens (Poster)
Rupert Gehrlein, Andreas Dengel
Scaffolding Block Coding With Multiple Entry Points (Poster)
Joanne Barrett, Maya Israel
Ensuring Sustainability and Progression for Students Interested in Technology Careers (Poster)
Rebecca Odom-Bartel, Brian Harper, Lisa Bievenue, Crystal Franklin, Chelsey Kohn, Debbie Jackson, Aliyah Rogers
A Flexible School and College Level Qualification in Data Science (Poster)
Kate Farrell, Jo Watts, Judy Robertson, Tommy Lawson
The 'Choc-Machine' - an Introduction to Algorithmic Thinking using Finite State Machines (Poster)
Annika Vielsack, Miriam Klein, Thomas Niesenhaus, Mattias Ulbrich
A Haptic Programming Language Based on Neo-Piagetian Theory (Poster)
Anja Marx
What Works for Girls in Computing? Insights from Teachers on Supporting Gender Diversity in Computing (Poster)
Meggie Copsey-Blake, Peter Kemp, Billy Wong, Jessica Hamer
12:30 - 13:20
13:20 - 14:15
Paper Session 3: Primary education
Chair: Bobby Whyte
Impact of Hint Content on Performance and Learning: A Study with Primary School Children in a Scratch Course (Full Paper)
Luisa Greifenstein, Markus Brune, Tobias Fuchs, Ute Heuer, Gordon Fraser
Using Concept Cartoons for Assessing Children's Conceptions about the Internet (Work-in-Progress Paper)
Parvaneh Babari, Michael Hielscher, Peter Adriaan Edelsbrunner, Beat Döbeli Honegger, Bettina Waldvogel, Eva Marinus
14:15 - 15:00
Poster Session 2
Impact of Generative AI on K-12 Students' Perceptions of Computing: A Research Proposal (Poster)
Carrie Anne Philbin
Investigating the Role of Computing Education for Informed Usage Decision Making (Poster)
Luisa Gebhardt, Marc Leinweber, Tilman Michaeli
'What is inside a computer?': Preconceptions about Computer Principles in 6-9 Graders (Poster)
Anna Yaghobová, Anna Drobná, Marek Urban, Cyril Brom
Developing a Computer Science Content Knowledge Test for 10th Grade Students (Poster)
Tobias Bahr
Assessing Pre-Service Elementary Science Education Teachers' Professional Knowledge in the Field of Computational Thinking (Poster)
Nicolas Arndt, Maja Brueckmann
Improving Computational Thinking with Spatial Skills Development in Primary School (Poster)
Jack Parkinson
How to Deal with Students' Conceptions: Conceptual Change Texts on Artificial Intelligence (Poster)
Anna Rabe, Moritz Kreinsen, Finja Grospietsch, Sandra Schulz
Towards Fostering Code Quality in K-12: Insights from a Literature Review (Poster)
Elena Starke, Tilman Michaeli
Analysis of Multiple Disciplines while Working with Physical Computing Devices (Poster)
Eric Schätz, Alke Martens, Lutz Hellmig
15:00 - 15:20
Coffee break
15:20 - 16:20
Paper Session 4: Programming education
Chair: Veronica Cucuiat
Beyond Gender Differences: Can Scratch Programs Indicate Students' Preferences? (Full Paper)
Anette Bentz, Bernhard Standl
Making the Transition to Text-Based Programming: The Pilot Evaluation of a Computational Thinking Intervention for Primary School Students (Practical Report)
Katrin Kunz, Korbinian Moeller, Manuel Ninaus, Ulrich Trautwein, Katerina Tsarava
16:20 - 18:00
Punting | Informal walking tour | Free time
  • Punting must be pre-booked on registration
  • Walking tour
from 19:00
Conference Dinner (Robinson College)

September 29, 2023

08:30 - 09:00
Coffee / tea available on arrival
09:00 - 10:35
Paper Session 5: Pedagogy/ Teaching approach
Chair: Katharine Childs
Novice Programmers Conceptions of Loops in K-12 Education in Consideration of Interest and Ability (Full Paper)
Anette Bentz, Bernhard Standl
A Systematic Literature Review on Physical and Action Based Activities in Computing Education for Early Years and Primary (Full Paper)
Anaclara Gerosa, Maria Kallia, Quintin Cutts
A Template for Teaching Computational Modelling in High School (Full Paper)
Line Have Musaeus, Michael E. Caspersen, Peter Musaeus
10:35 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:15
Paper Session 6: Outreach/ Non-formal learning
Chair: Diana Kirby
Broadening Participation in Computing: Experiences of the Hour of Code in an African Country (Work-in-Progress Paper)
Ethel Tshukudu, Maria Kallia, Katharine Childs, Will Darragh
CS Outreach to Inform Secondary School Students' Perceptions of CS: Initial Findings (Practical Report)
Karen Nolan, Roisin Faherty, Keith Quille, Keith Nolan, Amanda O'Farrell, Brett A. Becker
Project-Based Software Engineering Curriculum for Secondary Students (Practical Report)
Isabella Gransbury, Janet Brock, Emily Root, Veronica Catete, Tiffany Barnes, Shuchi Grover, Akos Ledeczi
from 12:15
Final words and news of WiPSCE 2024
Chair: Sue Sentance
  • Reflection of WiPSCE 2023
  • Announcement of WiPSCE 2024
from 12:45
from 13:45
Depart from WiPSCE

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