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Keith Falconer


  • United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I joined the university in September 2015 having taught Computing Science and Technological Education in Fife Secondary Schools for a number of years.

During my teaching career I gained experience teaching in a number of Secondary Schools, Further Education Colleges and Higher Education Establishments.

I completed my MEd Chartered Teacher award in 2012.

I am currently module Leader for the BA 4 Living in a Digital Age and the PGDE Computing Science Module.


Research Interests:

I am passionate about the effects poverty and deprivation has on your young people and how it effects their life chances.

I am currently carrying out a pilot study on the effects of deprivation on attainment in a Fife Secondary School looking at the impact the Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) and the Scottish Attainment Challenge (SAC) Funding has at reducing the attainment gap and widening opportunities for the young people who attend the school  

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interest

My particular area of teaching interest is Computing Science and Technological Education in Scottish Secondary Schools.

I have experience of teaching in Secondary Education, Further Education and Higher Education institutions however I am always willing to share good practice and learn from others.

I believe it is important to maintain a level of enthusiastic Computing Science teachers in our Scottish Secondary Schools.

I am keen to learn and develop new pedagogies which will enhance the teaching practice of our students on our PGDE and other educational courses.

Academic / Professional qualifications

My Academic Qualifications are:

BSc(hons), MSc, MEd

Professional membership

GTCS (Chartered Teacher), IEEE IEng Membership

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Education, University of Stirling

16 Jul 200831 Jul 2012

Master of Science, Glasgow Caledonian University

5 Sep 199812 May 2001

Bachelor of Science, The Open University

3 Oct 19931 May 1998

External positions

PGDE Primary Modules Marker (Associate), University of Dundee

4 Aug 20153 Jun 2018

Associate Lecturer , The Open University

1 Nov 2002 → …

Projects 2020 2020

Activities 1986 2020

  • 3 Invited talk
  • 2 Membership of committee

Invited Talk Computing Science Graduates Glasgow Caledonian University

Keith Falconer (Speaker)
18 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Invited Talk to Principal Computing Teachers Glasgow City Council

Keith Falconer (Speaker)
21 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk