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Computing Education Research in the UK & Ireland

Becker, Brett A.; Bradley, Steven; Maguire, Joseph; Black, Michaela; Crick, Tom; Saqr, Mohammed; Sentance, Sue; Quille, Keith


Brett A. Becker

Joseph Maguire

Michaela Black

Tom Crick

Mohammed Saqr

Sue Sentance

Keith Quille


Mikko Apiola

Sonsoles López-Pernas

Mohammed Saqr


In 1970, SIGCSE had five members from England, Scotland and Wales. By 1983 Ireland had a member, followed by Northern Ireland in 1995. Well before then researchers from these countries had contributed to the growing CER community. In 1998 the 3rd ACM ITiCSE conference was held in Ireland. Since then researchers in these countries have contributed to advancing CER regionally and globally, hosting numerous ITiCSE and ICER conferences and spawning several influential research projects and groups. In the last decade two ACM SIGCSE Chapters (UK, and Ireland) were established along with two annual conferences: Computing Education Practice (CEP), and the UK & Ireland Computing Education Research conference (UKICER) now in their 7th and 4th years. In 2022 ITiCSE returned to Ireland. This chapter describes more than 50 years of history and growth of CER within, and to come out of, the UK and Ireland, along with a scientometric study of research outputs.


Becker, B. A., Bradley, S., Maguire, J., Black, M., Crick, T., Saqr, M., …Quille, K. (2023). Computing Education Research in the UK & Ireland. In M. Apiola, S. López-Pernas, & M. Saqr (Eds.), Past, Present and Future of Computing Education Research (421-479). Springer Verlag.

Acceptance Date Sep 12, 2022
Online Publication Date Jan 5, 2023
Publication Date 2023
Deposit Date Apr 26, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 6, 2025
Publisher Springer Verlag
Pages 421-479
Book Title Past, Present and Future of Computing Education Research
ISBN 9783031253355