Engaging students in threat thinking with the cyber security cinema

Joseph Maguire, Rosanne English, Steve Draper

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There are many topics in cyber security that motivate and excite students to learn as well as other topics that do not. The present paper outlines a learning design devised to motivate and engage students with some topics in cyber security using films. Learners are allocated to groups, select a film from a list, identify relevant cyber security concepts that appear in the film and share them with others. The present paper outlines the motivation for the activity, the learning design, feedback from students on an initial execution as well as discussion before offering some concluding thoughts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCEP '23
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Conference on Computing Education Practice
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450398220
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2023
EventComputing Education Practice 2023 - Palatine Centre, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Jan 20236 Jan 2023

Publication series

NameComputing Education Practice


ConferenceComputing Education Practice 2023
Abbreviated titleCEP 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • cyber security
  • research-led teaching
  • active learning


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