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Dr Yasemin Allsop
20 Bedword Way
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  • Lecturer in Early Years and Primary Education
  • IOE - Learning & Leadership
  • UCL Institute of Education

I worked as an ICT Coordinator in primary schools in London for almost 10 years. I am currently employed as a Lecturer in Primary Education at Institute of Education, University College London.  I am the Computing lead for the Primary PGCE programme at the IOE and also teaching in Masters level modules about teaching and learning pedagogy both in the PGCE and SCITT programmes. I am the co-editor of International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools (www.ijcses.org).

Research Summary

My research interests are mainly related to the use of digital technologies for teaching and learning. In my research I focus on:

STEM education

Primary Computing education

Computer game design and learning

Metacognition in the classroom

The role of conversational exchanges in self-regulated learning

The use of digital technologies in the education of refugee children

Teacher training

Please contact me if you would like to collaborate in research projects on the themes above.

Teaching Summary

I am based at the Institue of Education and teach in both Primary PGCE and SCITT programmes. I currently lead and teach the Computing module on the PGCE Primary programme.  I also teach the following modules:

MA level Computing Specialism on the Primary PGCE programme
Foundation subject - History at Primary PGCE
MA level - Learning, Teaching, and Assessment on the Primary SCITT programme
MA level - The aims of education in Theory and Practice on the Primary SCITT programme

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