Problem-solving for Social Good - Games in HE

On 26th June 2018 I was very pleased to talk about the work members of the Computing team at the University of Northampton have been involved in, around games within the teaching of problem-solving and programming.

The recent #WomenEd meeting, in Milton Keynes, organised by Anita Devi (@Butterflycolour), Anne Goldsmith (@AnneMGoldsmith) and Jay Rixon(@teaching_think) (focused on Games in Education and a lively discussion on this topic was had, after a number of presentations. Below are the slides to my presentation.

Some of the tweets from the event

Possibly usefully references

Turner, S. J. (2017) Junkbots - Crumble eggbot. Workshop presented to: Mozilla Festival, Ravensbourne College, London, 27-29 October 2017. Available at

Hill, G. and Turner, S. J. (2014) Problems First, Second and Third. International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education (IJQAETE). 3(3), pp. 88-109. ISSN: 2155-496
Hill G, Turner S (2011) Chapter 7 Problems First Software Industry-Oriented Education Practices and Curriculum Development: Experiences and Lessons edited by Drs. Matthew Hussey, Xiaofei Xu and Bing Wu. ISBN: 978-1609607975 IGI Global June 2011

Turner S and Hill G(2008) "Robotics within the Teaching of Problem-Solving" ITALICS vol. 7 No. 1 June 2008 pp 108-119 ISSN 1473-7507

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