Professor Quintin Cutts

  • Professor of Computer Science Education (Computing Science)

telephone: 01413305619
email: Quintin.Cutts@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Personal site: http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~quintin

Biography:
Quintin Cutts is a professor within the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. His research centres on computer science education, with further interest in the use of technology to enhance face-to-face teaching and learning environments. He is involved in the development of school curricula for computer science, contributing to the new Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland, as well as initiatives further afield in England and internationally. He has received awards for learning and teaching excellence, and is committed to engaging students deeply with their studies at all levels, drawing on his own and other research into psychological aspects of learning and technology in education.

Research Interests:
- computer science education research
- computational thinking and literacy
- computer science course design for schools
- technological pedagogic and content knowledge (TPACK) for computer science

Selected publications

Cutts, Q., Esper, S., and Simon, B. (2011) Computing as the 4th “R”: a general education approach to computing education. In: Sanders, K. (ed.) Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Computing Education Research, Providence, RI, USA, 8-9 Aug 2011. ACM: New York, NY, USA, pp. 133-138. ISBN 9781450308298 (doi:10.1145/2016911.2016938)

Simon, B., Kohanfars, M., Lee, J., Tamayo, K., and Cutts, Q. (2010) Experience report: peer instruction in introductory computing. In: SIGCSE '10 Proceedings of the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science education, Milwaukee, USA, 10-13 Mar 2010, pp. 341-345. (doi:10.1145/1734263.1734381)

Cutts, Q., Cutts, E., Draper, S., O'Donnell, P., and Saffrey, P. (2010) Manipulating mindset to positively influence introductory programming performance. In: SIGCSE '10 Proceedings of the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science education, Milwaukee, USA, 10-13 Mar 2010, pp. 431-435. (doi:10.1145/1734263.1734409)

Curzon, P., Cutts, Q. I., and Bell, T. (2009) Enthusing and inspiring with reusable kinaesthetic activities. In: ITiCSE '09 Proceedings of the 14th Annual ACM SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Paris, France, 3-7 Jul 2009, pp. 94-98. ISBN 9781605583815 (doi:10.1145/1595496.1562911)

All publications

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2016

Porter, L., Bouvier, D., Cutts, Q., Grissom, S., Lee, C., McCartney, R., Zingaro, D., and Simon, B. (2016) A Multi-institutional Study of Peer Instruction in Introductory Computing. In: 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education (SIGCSE '16), Memphis, TN, USA, 2-5 March 2016, ISBN 9781450336857 (doi:10.1145/2839509.2844642)

2014

Cutts, Q., Connor, R., Michaelson, G., and Donaldson, P. (2014) Code or (Not Code): Separating Formal and Natural Language in CS Education. In: 9th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education, Berlin, Germany, 5-7 Nov 2014, pp. 20-28. ISBN 9781450332507 (doi:10.1145/2670757.2670780)

2013

Renaud, K., and Cutts, Q. (2013) Teaching human-centred security using non-traditional techniques. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 13(3), Art. 11.

Simon, B., Esper, S., Porter, L., and Cutts, Q. (2013) Student experience in a student-centered peer instruction classroom. In: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual International ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research, University of California, San Diego, 12-14 Aug 2013, p. 129. (doi:10.1145/2493394.2493407)

2012

Esper, S., Simon, B., and Cutts, Q. (2012) Exploratory homeworks: an active learning tool for textbook reading. In: Clear, A., Sanders, K. and Simon, B. (eds.) Proceedings of the Ninth Annual International Conference on International Computing Education Research, Auckland, New Zealand, 10-12 Sept 2012. ACM: New York, NY, USA, pp. 105-110. ISBN 9781450316040 (doi:10.1145/2361276.2361297)

Esper, S., Simon, B., and Cutts, Q. (2012) The abstraction transition taxonomy: developing desired learning outcomes through the lens of situated cognition. In: Clear, A., Sanders, K. and Simon, B. (eds.) Proceedings of the Ninth Annual International Conference on International Computing Education Research, Auckland, New Zealand, 10-12 Sept 2012. ACM: New York, NY, USA, pp. 63-70. ISBN 9781450316040 (doi:10.1145/2361276.2361290)

Simon, B., and Cutts, Q. (2012) How to implement a peer instruction-designed CS principles course. ACM Inroads, 3(2), pp. 72-74. (doi:10.1145/2189835.2189858)

Simon, B., and Cutts, Q. (2012) Peer instruction: a teaching method to foster deep understanding. Communications of the ACM, 55(2), pp. 27-29. (doi:10.1145/2076450.2076459)

2011

Bell, T., Curzon, P., Cutts, Q., Dagiene, V., and Haberman, B. (2011) Overcoming obstacles to CS education by using non-programming outreach programmes. In: Kalas, I. and Mittermeir, R. (eds.) Informatics in Schools: Contributing to 21st Century Education: 5th International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution and Perspectives, ISSEP 2011, Bratislava, Slovakia, 26-29 October 2011. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (7013). Springer-Verlag: Berlin, Germany, pp. 71-81. ISBN 9783642247217

Bowskill, N., Lally, V., Brindley, S., Cutts, Q., and Draper, S. (2011) Shared thinking as interactionist theory and pedagogy for group learning. In: SASP 2011, Manly, Australia, 16-18 Apr 2011,

Cutts, Q., Esper, S., and Simon, B. (2011) Computing as the 4th “R”: a general education approach to computing education. In: Sanders, K. (ed.) Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Computing Education Research, Providence, RI, USA, 8-9 Aug 2011. ACM: New York, NY, USA, pp. 133-138. ISBN 9781450308298 (doi:10.1145/2016911.2016938)

Porter, L., Bailey-Lee, C., Simon, B., Zingaro, D., Cutts, Q., and Zingaro, D. (2011) Experience report: a multi-classroom report on the value of peer instruction. In: Proceedings of the 16th Annual Joint Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Darmstadt, Germany, 25-29 June 2011. Association for Computing Machinery: New York, NY, pp. 138-142. ISBN 9781450306973 (doi:10.1145/1999747.1999788)

2010

Cutts, Q., Cutts, E., Draper, S., O'Donnell, P., and Saffrey, P. (2010) Manipulating mindset to positively influence introductory programming performance. In: SIGCSE '10 Proceedings of the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science education, Milwaukee, USA, 10-13 Mar 2010, pp. 431-435. (doi:10.1145/1734263.1734409)

Simon, B., Kohanfars, M., Lee, J., Tamayo, K., and Cutts, Q. (2010) Experience report: peer instruction in introductory computing. In: SIGCSE '10 Proceedings of the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science education, Milwaukee, USA, 10-13 Mar 2010, pp. 341-345. (doi:10.1145/1734263.1734381)

2009

Curzon, P., Cutts, Q. I., and Bell, T. (2009) Enthusing and inspiring with reusable kinaesthetic activities. In: ITiCSE '09 Proceedings of the 14th Annual ACM SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Paris, France, 3-7 Jul 2009, pp. 94-98. ISBN 9781605583815 (doi:10.1145/1595496.1562911)

2008

Hamer, J., Cutts, Q., Jackova, J., Luxton-Reilly, A., McCartney, R., Purchase, H.C., Riesdel, C., Saeli, M., Sanders, K., and Sheard, J. (2008) Contributing student pedagogy. SIGCSE Bulletin, 40(4), pp. 194-212. (doi:10.1145/1473195.1473242)

2006

Cutts, Q. (2006) Practical lessons from four years of using an ARS in every lecture of a large class. In: Banks, D. A. (ed.) Audience Response Systems in Higher Education. Information Science Publishing: Hershey, PA. ISBN 9781591409472

Hu, J., Bertok, P., Hamilton, M., White, G., and Cutts, Q. (2006) Wireless interactive teaching by using keypad-based ARS systems. In: Banks, D. (ed.) Audience Response Systems in Higher Education. Information Science Publishing: Hershey, PA. ISBN 9781591409472

Kennedy, G., Cutts, Q., and Draper, S. (2006) Evaluating electronic voting systems in lectures: two innovative methods. In: Banks, D. A. (ed.) Audience Response Systems in Higher Education. Information Science Publishing: Hershey, PA. ISBN 9781591409472

Miller, A., and Cutts, Q. (2006) The use of an electronic voting system in a formal methods course. In: Boute, R.T. and Oliveira, J.N. (eds.) Formal Methods in the Teaching Lab: Examples, Cases, Assignments and Projects Enhancing Formal Methods Education. A Workshop at the Formal Methods 2006 Symposium, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 26 Aug 2006. McMaster University: Hamilton, ON, Canada, pp. 3-8.

2005

Kennedy, G., and Cutts, Q. (2005) The association between students' use of an electronic voting system and their learning outcomes. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 21, pp. 260-268.

2002

Cutts, Q. (2002) Electronically enhanced classroom interaction. Australian Journal of Educational Technology, 18(1), pp. 13-23.

2001

Cutts, Q. (2001) Engaging a large first year class. In: Walker, M. (ed.) Reconstructing Professionalism in University Teaching. Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press: Buckingham, pp. 105-128. ISBN 9780335208173

Hosking, A.L., Nystrom, N., Whitlock, D., Cutts, Q., and Diwan, A. (2001) Partial redundancy elimination for access path expressions. Software: Practice and Experience, 31, pp. 577-600.

2000

Cutts, Q., Connor, R., and Morrison, R. (2000) The pamcase machine. In: Atkinson, M. and Welland, R. (eds.) Fully Integrated Data Environments. Series: ESPRIT basic research series. Springer-Verlag: Berlin. ISBN 9783540657729

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Number of items: 25.

Articles

Renaud, K., and Cutts, Q. (2013) Teaching human-centred security using non-traditional techniques. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 13(3), Art. 11.

Simon, B., and Cutts, Q. (2012) How to implement a peer instruction-designed CS principles course. ACM Inroads, 3(2), pp. 72-74. (doi:10.1145/2189835.2189858)

Simon, B., and Cutts, Q. (2012) Peer instruction: a teaching method to foster deep understanding. Communications of the ACM, 55(2), pp. 27-29. (doi:10.1145/2076450.2076459)

Hamer, J., Cutts, Q., Jackova, J., Luxton-Reilly, A., McCartney, R., Purchase, H.C., Riesdel, C., Saeli, M., Sanders, K., and Sheard, J. (2008) Contributing student pedagogy. SIGCSE Bulletin, 40(4), pp. 194-212. (doi:10.1145/1473195.1473242)

Kennedy, G., and Cutts, Q. (2005) The association between students' use of an electronic voting system and their learning outcomes. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 21, pp. 260-268.

Cutts, Q. (2002) Electronically enhanced classroom interaction. Australian Journal of Educational Technology, 18(1), pp. 13-23.

Hosking, A.L., Nystrom, N., Whitlock, D., Cutts, Q., and Diwan, A. (2001) Partial redundancy elimination for access path expressions. Software: Practice and Experience, 31, pp. 577-600.

Book Sections

Esper, S., Simon, B., and Cutts, Q. (2012) Exploratory homeworks: an active learning tool for textbook reading. In: Clear, A., Sanders, K. and Simon, B. (eds.) Proceedings of the Ninth Annual International Conference on International Computing Education Research, Auckland, New Zealand, 10-12 Sept 2012. ACM: New York, NY, USA, pp. 105-110. ISBN 9781450316040 (doi:10.1145/2361276.2361297)

Esper, S., Simon, B., and Cutts, Q. (2012) The abstraction transition taxonomy: developing desired learning outcomes through the lens of situated cognition. In: Clear, A., Sanders, K. and Simon, B. (eds.) Proceedings of the Ninth Annual International Conference on International Computing Education Research, Auckland, New Zealand, 10-12 Sept 2012. ACM: New York, NY, USA, pp. 63-70. ISBN 9781450316040 (doi:10.1145/2361276.2361290)

Bell, T., Curzon, P., Cutts, Q., Dagiene, V., and Haberman, B. (2011) Overcoming obstacles to CS education by using non-programming outreach programmes. In: Kalas, I. and Mittermeir, R. (eds.) Informatics in Schools: Contributing to 21st Century Education: 5th International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution and Perspectives, ISSEP 2011, Bratislava, Slovakia, 26-29 October 2011. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (7013). Springer-Verlag: Berlin, Germany, pp. 71-81. ISBN 9783642247217

Cutts, Q., Esper, S., and Simon, B. (2011) Computing as the 4th “R”: a general education approach to computing education. In: Sanders, K. (ed.) Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Computing Education Research, Providence, RI, USA, 8-9 Aug 2011. ACM: New York, NY, USA, pp. 133-138. ISBN 9781450308298 (doi:10.1145/2016911.2016938)

Porter, L., Bailey-Lee, C., Simon, B., Zingaro, D., Cutts, Q., and Zingaro, D. (2011) Experience report: a multi-classroom report on the value of peer instruction. In: Proceedings of the 16th Annual Joint Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Darmstadt, Germany, 25-29 June 2011. Association for Computing Machinery: New York, NY, pp. 138-142. ISBN 9781450306973 (doi:10.1145/1999747.1999788)

Cutts, Q. (2006) Practical lessons from four years of using an ARS in every lecture of a large class. In: Banks, D. A. (ed.) Audience Response Systems in Higher Education. Information Science Publishing: Hershey, PA. ISBN 9781591409472

Hu, J., Bertok, P., Hamilton, M., White, G., and Cutts, Q. (2006) Wireless interactive teaching by using keypad-based ARS systems. In: Banks, D. (ed.) Audience Response Systems in Higher Education. Information Science Publishing: Hershey, PA. ISBN 9781591409472

Kennedy, G., Cutts, Q., and Draper, S. (2006) Evaluating electronic voting systems in lectures: two innovative methods. In: Banks, D. A. (ed.) Audience Response Systems in Higher Education. Information Science Publishing: Hershey, PA. ISBN 9781591409472

Miller, A., and Cutts, Q. (2006) The use of an electronic voting system in a formal methods course. In: Boute, R.T. and Oliveira, J.N. (eds.) Formal Methods in the Teaching Lab: Examples, Cases, Assignments and Projects Enhancing Formal Methods Education. A Workshop at the Formal Methods 2006 Symposium, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 26 Aug 2006. McMaster University: Hamilton, ON, Canada, pp. 3-8.

Cutts, Q. (2001) Engaging a large first year class. In: Walker, M. (ed.) Reconstructing Professionalism in University Teaching. Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press: Buckingham, pp. 105-128. ISBN 9780335208173

Cutts, Q., Connor, R., and Morrison, R. (2000) The pamcase machine. In: Atkinson, M. and Welland, R. (eds.) Fully Integrated Data Environments. Series: ESPRIT basic research series. Springer-Verlag: Berlin. ISBN 9783540657729

Conference Proceedings

Porter, L., Bouvier, D., Cutts, Q., Grissom, S., Lee, C., McCartney, R., Zingaro, D., and Simon, B. (2016) A Multi-institutional Study of Peer Instruction in Introductory Computing. In: 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education (SIGCSE '16), Memphis, TN, USA, 2-5 March 2016, ISBN 9781450336857 (doi:10.1145/2839509.2844642)

Cutts, Q., Connor, R., Michaelson, G., and Donaldson, P. (2014) Code or (Not Code): Separating Formal and Natural Language in CS Education. In: 9th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education, Berlin, Germany, 5-7 Nov 2014, pp. 20-28. ISBN 9781450332507 (doi:10.1145/2670757.2670780)

Simon, B., Esper, S., Porter, L., and Cutts, Q. (2013) Student experience in a student-centered peer instruction classroom. In: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual International ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research, University of California, San Diego, 12-14 Aug 2013, p. 129. (doi:10.1145/2493394.2493407)

Bowskill, N., Lally, V., Brindley, S., Cutts, Q., and Draper, S. (2011) Shared thinking as interactionist theory and pedagogy for group learning. In: SASP 2011, Manly, Australia, 16-18 Apr 2011,

Cutts, Q., Cutts, E., Draper, S., O'Donnell, P., and Saffrey, P. (2010) Manipulating mindset to positively influence introductory programming performance. In: SIGCSE '10 Proceedings of the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science education, Milwaukee, USA, 10-13 Mar 2010, pp. 431-435. (doi:10.1145/1734263.1734409)

Simon, B., Kohanfars, M., Lee, J., Tamayo, K., and Cutts, Q. (2010) Experience report: peer instruction in introductory computing. In: SIGCSE '10 Proceedings of the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science education, Milwaukee, USA, 10-13 Mar 2010, pp. 341-345. (doi:10.1145/1734263.1734381)

Curzon, P., Cutts, Q. I., and Bell, T. (2009) Enthusing and inspiring with reusable kinaesthetic activities. In: ITiCSE '09 Proceedings of the 14th Annual ACM SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Paris, France, 3-7 Jul 2009, pp. 94-98. ISBN 9781605583815 (doi:10.1145/1595496.1562911)

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