CTwins project completed

The CTwins project, funded by Google, is completed as an action and the remainder of the work is to write it up!

After two cycles of action research working with teachers in Ireland and the North of Ireland, the CTwins project to increase teachers' confidence to engage in computational thinking is nearing the end. Results have been promising, showing that the idea of pairing teachers across borders to develop computer programs together has been enjoyable and productive. In some cases teachers have discovered new prospects for using computing in their subject and in others have made friends and learnt about the differences between the jurisdictions.

The users guidelines will be revised and a guide for CPD providers completed as products of the project. Academic presentations have been made in Münster, Germany at the Workshop in Primary and Secondaty Computer Education (WiPSCE) conference, in Boston at the Instructional Design and Educational Media (IDIEM) meetup, in Cork, Ireland at the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) conference and in Riga, Latvia at the Association of Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) spring conference. We will also be presenting a workshop in Dubrovnik, Croatia at ATEE's annual conference and completing further papers.