[Offtopic] Re: Workshop: Conceptual Understanding of Computing

Dr Paul Chandler paul.chandler at YVG.vic.edu.au
Mon Jul 23 14:56:11 EST 2007

Colleagues  (and apologies for cross-posting)

The following e-mail was sent out at the very end of last term, and I
have had a small number of responses.

I'd welcome further people registering their interest by Friday July 27.

There will then be a small group with whom I will e-mail to establish a
suitable time and location in mid August.

Kind regards,

> ______________________________________________ 
> From: 	Dr Paul Chandler  
> Subject:	Workshop: Conceptual Understanding of Computing
> Hello Colleagues (an apologies for cross-posting)
> During 2006, I circulated a few e-mail on this lists related to
> "conceptual understandings of computing".  As a following stage in my
> thinking through the ideas, I presented at the VITTA Conference in
> 2006 on this.  After introducing the general thrust of what I meant by
> this (of which this site is a summary:
> http://pdchandler.wikispaces.com/), those of us who were there spent a
> few moments starting to investigate the "big ideas" which are present
> within an apparently simple topic such as "logging in"; we used a grid
> similar to
> http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt/v4_issue2/mulhall/mulhall8.htm#appendixa
> to help us.
> Between now and the VITTA conference, I would like to organise one or
> more "workshops" to flesh out some of the "big ideas" related to ICT
> topics, and present an update at the conference.
> This e-mail is basically to garner some interest in a workshop.
> This is the sort of thing that I am thinking of: 6 to 8 ICT teachers
> sitting down over a large piece of butcher's paper (or some IT
> equivalent :-) ) brainstorming and sharing ideas for maybe 2 hours or
> so.  Certainly not me pontificating - very interactive.  At the VITTA
> conference, we found that in the 20 minutes or so that we had for this
> activity, there were too many ideas and insufficient time, but it was
> certainly one of the best discussions that I have been part of.
> So, if you are willing and interested in being part of a "workshop",
> could you please let me know?  I have no preconceived ideas of
> location, day of the week etc at this stage, but would co-ordinate a
> time with interested folk.  I'm hoping to get something together in
> the first half of term 3.
> Kind regards,

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