Senior Lecturer in the School of
Computing Science at the University
of Glasgow, Scotland.
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Research, Scholarship and
Lots more to come!!
Computing Science Inside... - taking Computing Science out to the
I have a major grant in theEPSRC's Partnerships for Public Engagement
(PPE) programme, taking Computing Science concepts out to school pupils.
The project is called Computing Science Inside... - the inside
refers our aim of showing the pupils the Computing Science inside the
everyday technology they are now surrounded by - such as their mobile
phones, the web, gaming machines and so on. Our main website is at http://csi.dcs.gla.ac.uk.
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- Cutts, Q.,
Esper, S., Fecho, M., Foster, S. & Simon, B. (2012) “The
Abstraction Transition Taxonomy: Developing Desired Learning Outcomes
through the Lens of Situated Cognition” In Proceedings of ICER 12, the
8th International Computing Education Research Conference, Auckland,
New Zealand, Sept. 2012.
- Esper, S., Simon, B. and Cutts, Q. (2012) “Exploratory Homeworks: An
Active Learning Tool for Textbook Reading” In Proceedings of ICER’12,
the 8th International Computing Education Research Conference, Auckland,
New Zealand, Sept. 2012
- Simon, B. and Cutts, Q. (2012) “Peer Instruction: A Teaching Method to
Foster Deep Understanding” Comm. ACM 55(2), pp 27-29.
- Simon, B. and Cutts, Q. (2012) “How to Implement a Peer
Instruction-designed CS Principles Course” ACM Inroads 3(2), pp 72-74
- Cutts, Q., Esper, S. and Simon, B. (2011) “Computing as the 4th “R”: a
General Education Approach to Computing Education” In Proceedings of
ICER’11, the 7th International Computing Education Research Conference,
Rhode Island, USA, pp 133-138.
- Porter, L., Bailey-Lee, C., Simon, B., Zingaro, D. Cutts, Q. (2011)
"Experience Report: A Multi-Classroom Report on the Value of Peer
Instruction" Proceedings of ITiCSE'11, 16th Annual Conference on
Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, June 2011,
Darmstadt, Germany. pp 138-142.
- Bell, T., Curzon, P., Cutts, Q., Dagiene, V. and Haberman, B. (2011)
"Overcoming Obstacles to CS Education by Using Non-Programming Outreach
Programmes" In Proceedings of ISSEP'11, 5th International Conference on
Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution and Perspectives,
Bratislava, Slovakia, October 2011
- Bowskill, N., Lally, V., Brindley, S., Cutts, Q., Draper, S. (2011)
“Shared Thinking as Interactionist Theory and Pedagogy for Group
Learning”, SASP 2011 Conference, Manly, Australia, 16-18th April, 2011
- Cutts, Q., Cutts, E., Draper, S., O'Donnell, P. and Saffrey, P.,
"Manipulating mindset to positively influence introductory programming
performance", Proceedings of the 41st ACM SIGCSE symposium, (2010), pp
- Simon, B., Kohanfars, M., Lee, J., Tamayo, K. and Cutts, Q., "Peer
Instruction in Introductory Computing", Proceedings of the 41st ACM
SIGCSE symposium, (2010), pp 341-345
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I'll be running these courses again in session 2012-13.
- Level 1: CS-1P. An introduction to programming and software
engineering using Python. Moodle
- Level 4: Computing Science in the Classroom. Final year
students spend time in local schools acting as ambassadors for
Computing Science and learning teaching and communication
- MSc IT: Advanced Programming. Moodle
I am currently the Senior Adviser of Studies for the School of
I am External Examiner for undergraduate programmes at the University
of Dundee and Heriot Watt University.
Prizes and awards
National Award for Teaching of Information & Computing Science
of Glasgow Teaching Excellence Award, Inaugural year
Society of Edinburgh Inspiration Award
Unix, C, C++, Programming Language Design and Implementation,
Compilers, Databases, Professional Skills and Issues, Persistent
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), Faculty of Information and
Mathematical Sciences 2006-10.
Convenor of Computing Science Learning and Teaching Committee 2000-2003
Exchange and International Students Coordinator 2000-2006
Convenor of Level 1 and Level 3 programmes at various times
Membership at various times of University committees: Senate, Learning
& Teaching, Education Policy and Strategy, Academic Standards,
External Assessor for Subject Review, London Southbank University, 2006
STEM-ED Scottish advisory group on STEM education in Scottish schools,
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Quintin Cutts 16/10/2012