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Dr Cynthia C Selby BSc, PGCE, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Senior Teaching Fellow

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Cynthia Selby is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Education School.

She has considerable experience in teaching Computing and Computer Science at secondary and post-16 institutions.  She has held a variety of qualification design and senior assessor roles for awarding organisations.  She is a member of Computing at School and contributes to the assessment working group.  Her first degree is in Computer Science.  Before joining the teaching profession, she worked in industry as a software engineer, a network manager, and in database management. 

The subject of her PhD was the interrelationships between computational thinking and programming. 

Research interests

Her current research include computational thinking, the pedagogy of programming, and assessment in general. 

Research group

Mathematics, Science and Health Education Research Centre

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Book Chapter

  • Sentance, S., Selby, C., & Kallia, M. (2018). Assessment in the computing classroom. In S. Sentance, E. Barendsen, & C. Schulte (Eds.), Computer Science Education: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in School (pp. 151-166). London: Bloomsbury Academic.




Working Papers

PGCE Information Technology & Computer Science (IT&CS)

Dr Cynthia C Selby
Southampton Education School University of Southampton Building 32 Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 34/2023

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