Here is a list of my publications – or links to them.




Csizmadia, A., Standl,B., Waite, J. (2019) Integrating the Constructionist Learning Theory with Computational Thinking Classroom Activities.  Informatics In Education. Vilnius University Institute of Data Science and Digital Technologies

Sentance, S., Waite, J., Kalia, M. (2019) Teaching computer programming with PRIMM: a sociocultural perspective.  Computer Science Education (NCSE) Taylor & Francis (In Publication)


Paul Curzon, Tim Bell, Jane Waite and Mark Dorling (2019) Computational thinking, Chapter 17 of The Cambridge Handbook of Computing Education Research, Cambridge Handbooks, Edited by Sally A. Fincher and Anthony V. Robins,  February. Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781108654555

Sentance, S., Waite, J. & Kallia, M., (2019) Teachers’ Experiences of using PRIMM to Teach Programming in School. In Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. ACM, pp. 476–482.


Waite, J., Curzon, P,. Marsh, W. and Sentance. S (2018) Comparing K-5 teachers reported use of design in teaching programming and planning in teaching writing, in Proceedings of the 13th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education, editors Andreas Mühling, Quintin Cutts, Potsdam, Germany, October, ACM New York. DOI: 10.1145/3265757.3265761

Jane Waite, Paul Curzon, Sue Sentance and William Marsh (2018) Abstraction in action: K-5 teachers’ uses of levels of abstraction, particularly the design level, in teaching programming, International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools. 2(1): 14-40. January. DOI: 10.21585/ijcses.v2i1.23

Standl, B., Futschek, G., Waite, J., Csizmadia, A., & Vinikienė, L., (2018) WG1: Constructionist Approaches to Computational Thinking. In Proceedings of the 2018 Constructionism, Computational Thinking & Educational Innovation pp792-818 Vilnius Lithuania. Available from

Waite, J., (2018) A continuum of scaffolding: from copying code to tinkering. Available at:

Sentance, S. & Waite, J., (2018) Computing in the classroom: Tales from the chalkface. it-Information Technology, 60(2), pp.103–112. DOI: 10.1515/itit-2017-0014


Waite, J. Curzon, P., Marsh, W., & Sentance, S., (2017) K-5 Teachers’ Uses of Levels of Abstraction Focusing on Design. In Proceedings of the 12th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education. ACM, pp. 115–116. DOI: 10.1145/3137065.3137068

Sue Sentance, Jane Waite, Lucy Yeomans and Emily MacLeod (2017) Teaching with physical computing devices: the BBC micro:bit initiative. In Proceedings of the 12th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education. pp87-96. ACM. DOI: 10.1145/3137065.3137083

Sentance, S. & Waite, J., (2017) PRIMM: Exploring pedagogical approaches for teaching text-based programming in school. In Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Primary and Secondary Computing Education. ACM, pp. 113–114. DOI: 10.1145/3137065.3137084

Sentance, S., Waite, J., Hodges, S., MacLeod, & E., Yeomans, L., (2017) Creating Cool Stuff: Pupils’ Experience of the BBC micro: bit. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. ACM, pp. 531–536. DOI: 10.1145/3017680.3017749

Waite, J., (2017) Pedagogy in teaching Computer Science in schools: A Literature Review. (After The Reboot: computing education in UK Schools). The Royal Society. Available at:

Jane Waite  (2017) Cooks, Chapter 8 of Teaching Computing Unplugged in Primary Schools, Helen Caldwell and Neil Smith (eds) Sage.


Jane Waite, Paul Curzon, William Marsh, Sue Sentance (2016) Abstraction and common classroom activities, In WiPSCE ’16: Proceedings of the 11th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education, pp112-113, October, ACM. DOI: 10.1145/2978249.2978272


Berry, M., Woolard, Ross, Z., Waite, J., and Chippindall, J., 2015. Barefoot computing resources. Available at: