|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh (MSc, PhD)|
|Awards||Suffrage Science award (2020)|
|Fields||Computer science education|
|Institutions||Raspberry Pi Foundation|
University of Cambridge
National Centre for Computing Education
King's College London
|Thesis||Recognising and responding to English article usage errors : an ICALL based approach (1993)|
|Doctoral advisor||Elisabet Engdahl|
Susan Sentance is a British computer scientist, educator and director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation Computing Education Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Her research investigates a wide range of issues computer science education, teacher education and the professional development of those teaching computing. In 2020 Sentance was awarded a Suffrage Science award for her work on computing education.
Early life and education
Sentance studied artificial intelligence (AI) and information technology (IT) at the University of Edinburgh where she was awarded a Master of Science degree in 1989 followed by a PhD in 1993 investigating intelligent computer-assisted language learning (ICALL) supervised by Helen Pain and Elisabet Engdahl.
Career and research
In 2014 Sentance joined King's College London as a lecturer in computing education. Sentance served on the Royal Society computing education advisory group in 2016, with whom she investigated computer science education in the United Kingdom. Sentance was involved with the evaluation of .NET Gadgeteer and the Micro Bit.
Sentance joined the Raspberry Pi Foundation in 2018 as Chief Learning Officer where she oversees a gender disparity in computing program that seeks to improve the representation of girls in computer science classes. She has served on the board of Computing at School (CAS). Her research has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Microsoft. She collaborates with the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) and joined the Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge in 2021.
With Erik Barendsen and Carsten Schulte, she edited the book Computer Science Education: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in School.
Awards and honours
- 2017: British Educational Research Association (BERA) public engagement and impact award
- 2020: Suffrage Science award for her work on computing education.
- Sue Sentance publications indexed by Google Scholar
- Sentance, Susan (1993). Recognising and responding to English article usage errors : an ICALL based approach. ed.ac.uk (PhD thesis). University of Edinburgh. hdl:1842/20176. OCLC 605993412. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.661745.
- Anon (2021). "Dr Sue Sentance: Director of the Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre". cam.ac.uk. University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 2 November 2021.
- Sue Sentance on Twitter
- Sue Sentance at DBLP Bibliography Server
- Sue Sentance author profile page at the ACM Digital Library
- Sentance, Sue; Csizmadia, Andrew (2016). "Computing in the curriculum: Challenges and strategies from a teacher's perspective". Education and Information Technologies. 22 (2): 469–495. doi:10.1007/s10639-016-9482-0. ISSN 1360-2357. S2CID 345581.
- Brown, Neil Christopher Charles; Kölling, Michael; Crick, Tom; Peyton Jones, Simon; Humphreys, Simon; Sentance, Sue (2013). "Bringing computer science back into schools" (PDF). SIGCSE '13: Proceeding of the 44th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education: 269. doi:10.1145/2445196.2445277. ISBN 9781450318686. S2CID 13376671.
- Ander, Janina (2020). "Sue Sentance recognised with Suffrage Science award". raspberrypi.org. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
- Pallister, Katy (2020). "Maths and Computing Awardee 2020: Dr Sue Sentance". suffragescience.org. Archived from the original on 17 May 2021.
- Sentance, Susan (1989). Improved responses from an English language front end (MSc thesis). Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh. OCLC 606177034.
- Neil C. C. Brown; Sue Sentance; Tom Crick; Simon Humphreys (2014). "Restart: The Resurgence of Computer Science in UK Schools" (PDF). ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE). 14 (2): 1–22. doi:10.1145/2602484. OCLC 5622555331. S2CID 207213634.
- Anon (2019). "Dr Sue Sentance". royalsociety.org. London: Royal Society. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
- Sentance, Sue; Waite, Jane; Hodges, Steve; MacLeod, Emily; Yeomans, Lucy (2017). "Creating Cool Stuff: Pupils' Experience of the BBC micro:bit". SIGCSE '17: Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education: 531–536. doi:10.1145/3017680.3017749. S2CID 18976762.
- Anon (2018). "Meet our team". computingatschool.org.uk. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
- Anon (2014). "Dr Sue Sentance: Visiting Lecturer in Computer Science Education". kcl.ac.uk. King's College London. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
- Anon (2019). "UK government grants awarded to Sue Sentance". ukri.org. Swindon: UK Research and Innovation. Archived from the original on 11 November 2020. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
- Sentance, Sue; Barendsen, Erik; Schulte, Carsten, eds. (2018). Computer science education: perspectives on teaching and learning in school. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781350057104. OCLC 1113298221.
- Anon (2017). "BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award". bera.ac.uk. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
- Anon (2020). "Suffrage Science Awards". suffragescience.org. Retrieved 9 November 2020.