About our survey

We would like to invite you to complete a 5-10 minute survey about computing education.   
This survey is for
  • teachers in schools and informal settings of pupils aged 4 to 18 years old who teach computing
  • resource developers who make computing lesson resources for pupils aged 4 to 18 years old
  • professional development creators for computing teachers who teach pupils aged 4 to 18 years old
  • primary initial teacher training staff 
  • secondary computing initial teacher training staff
  • computer science university staff who run undergraduate modules which include school placements (such as Student Ambassadors)
  • outreach university staff who run computing outreach for students or teachers (such as Lego League, Isaac Computing events)
  • researchers undertaking computing education research
This survey is about how teachers use research and how schools engage with universities and other organisations in a variety of ways. 

Participants from all countries are welcome, but our main focus is on the landscape of teacher and university engagement in the United Kingdom.

Please read the following information carefully before you decide to take part; this will tell you why the research is being done and what you will be asked to do if you take part. Please ask if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information.

This survey is being conducted by a Queen Mary University of London,   Computing At School  Research and Universities Working Group (CAS is part of the BCS, Chartered Institue of IT), the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing Outreach Review Group, the National Centre for Computing Education Raspberry Pi Research team and Institute of Coding.

This work is being undertaken because pupils across the UK are required to study computing from their primary education onwards. This study hopes to understand better how teachers engage with research and their universities to support computing education. The results of this survey will be used to improve school and university engagement.

If you would like to take part, we would be very grateful, but you should only take part if you want to – it is entirely up to you. If you choose not to take part, there won’t be any disadvantages for you, and you will hear no more about it. You are free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason.

All data will be anonymised, meaning that individuals cannot be identified from the data gathered and evidence presented. The personal data that we will hold for you, should you elect to share it with us, such as gender and age, will be anonymised and used for reporting only. For example, we might report that the same number of males and females took part in the survey. Data will be retained for ten years in line with the QMUL Data retention policy for primary research data. Data will be stored in password-protected files in accordance with Queen Mary data regulations. For further important information about your personal data and your rights in this respect, please read Queen Mary’s privacy notice for research participants held at http://www.arcs.qmul.ac.uk/media/arcs/policyzone/Privacy-Notice-for-Research-Participants.pdf

Please email the principal researcher Jane Waite (j.l.waite@qmul.ac.uk) if you need more information.

If you have any questions or concerns about the manner in which the study was conducted, please, in the first instance, contact the researcher responsible for the study.

The ethics approval reference is QMREC2419a.
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