On 9 May 2019, WIHEA and WMG jointly hosted the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Margaret Low to celebrate her recent appointment as Professorial Teaching Fellow.
Titled 'Computers, Creativity and Children', Margaret's talk considered the challenges of teaching computing, and the importance of creativity in technology focused education, particularly when engaging with younger people. It explored the role of a community based approach, such as is provided by Scratch (from MIT) and also the importance of physical computing to capture the interest of young learners. It also described the activities of the Technology Volunteers, a group of students who have been taking these ideas into local schools for the past 10 years.
Full Length Lecture