[Air-L] Seminar Series: Code Acts in Education Seminar Series - Scotland

Lyndsay Grant lyndsay.grant at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Nov 7 05:52:17 PST 2013

Please see details below of a new seminar series running from January 2014
exploring how computer code is interwoven with educational processes,
institutions and practices.

Full details can be found at:

The Code Acts in Education seminar series  seeks to understand how code and
software algorithms are shaping how, when and where learning takes place –
in the classroom, the university, the professional workplace, and
throughout the lifecourse.

The series is organised by researchers at the University of Stirling and
University of Edinburgh schools of education, and is funded by the Economic
and Social Research Council. The series will set the stage for new research
and new innovations exploring the emerging interdependencies between code
and education, and will be of interest to researchers from social science
and computer science disciplines, educational policy makers, and
organisations involved in digital making and computing in education.

The seminars will address unanswered questions about how code acts as a
sociotechnical agent in education. It will focus on how code interacts with
educational institutions—schools, colleges and HE; how code is interwoven
with people’s lifelong learning within their everyday lives and
communities; and how code acts on professional learning in workplaces. We
will be asking how these interactions between code and education might
impact on knowledge practices, pedagogic techniques, learner agency,
identity formation and other aspects of ‘learning through code.’

We anticipate that the Code Acts in Education seminar series will generate
a research network, research capacity, and a research agenda for the
educational study of computer code.

To register, please go to:

Places are free but limited!

The ESRC has also kindly provided funding to help support delegate travel.
Up to £30 per person is available for the first 30 people to register.

If you have any queries please contact us at codeacts at stir.ac.uk

Lyndsay Grant
Research Associate
Bristol University,
Graduate School Education,
35 Berkeley Square
Bristol BS8 1JA
lyndsay.grant at bristol.ac.uk

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