Dr Maria Kallia

  • Lecturer in Computing Science Education (School of Computing Science)

Biography

Maria Kallia is an Assistant Professor within the school of Computing Science (Centre for Computing Science Education) at the University of Glasgow. Previously, she worked as postdoc in Computing Education at the University of Glasgow and Radboud University in the Netherlands. She has obtained her PhD at the School of Education at King's College London. Maria has also worked as a computer science teacher for six years in Greece. Her previous studies include a Master's in Education at the University of Roehampton, a Master's in Information Systems, and a BSc in Informatics at Athens University of Economics and Business.

Research interests

Main research interests

- pedagogy of computer programming

- cognitive and affective aspects of learning programming

- problem-solving and reasoning

- gender inequalities, students’ aspirations and participation in computer science

- behavioural aspects of SE

- interdisciplinary computing education

Publications

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Number of items: 23.

2023

Cutts, Q. et al. (2023) Arguments for and Approaches to Computing Education in Undergraduate Computer Science Programmes. In: ITiCSE 2023: Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Turku, Finland, 07-12 Jul 2023, pp. 160-195. ISBN 9798400704055 (doi: 10.1145/3623762.3633494)

Kallia, M. and Cutts, Q. (2023) Conceptual development in early-years computing education: a grounded cognition and action based conceptual framework. Computer Science Education, 33(4), pp. 485-511. (doi: 10.1080/08993408.2022.2140527)

Kallia, M. (2023) The Search for Meaning: Inferential Strategic Reading Comprehension in Programming. In: 19th ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (ICER) 2023, Chicago, IL, United States, 8-10 Aug 2023, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781450399760 (doi: 10.1145/3568813.3600135)

Barr, M. , Andrei, O. and Kallia, M. (2023) Widening access to higher education through degree-level apprenticeships in software engineering. In: IEEE ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2023), College Station, Texas, 18–21 October 2023, ISBN 9798350336429 (doi: 10.1109/FIE58773.2023.10343199)

2022

Barr, M. and Kallia, M. (2022) Why students drop computing science: using models of motivation to understand student attrition and retention. In: Koli Calling '22: 22nd Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli 22), Koli, Finland, 17-20 November 2022, p. 17. ISBN 9781450396165 (doi: 10.1145/3564721.3564733)

Kallia, M. , Cutts, Q. and Looker, N. (2022) When Rhetorical Logic Meets Programming: Collective Argumentative Reasoning in Problem-Solving in Programming. In: ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research 2022 (ICER 2022), Lugano, Switzerland, 7-10 August 2022, pp. 120-134. ISBN 9781450391948 (doi: 10.1145/3501385.3543975)

2021

Morrison, B. B. et al. (2021) Evidence for Teaching Practices that Broaden Participation for Women in Computing. In: 2021 Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE-WGR '21), 26 Jun - 01 Jul 2021, pp. 57-131. ISBN 9781450392020 (doi: 10.1145/3502870.3506568)

Kallia, M. and Cutts, Q. (2021) Re-Examining Inequalities in Computer Science Participation from a Bourdieusian Sociological Perspective. In: 17th ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (ICER 2021), 16-19 Aug 2021, pp. 379-392. ISBN 9781450383264 (doi: 10.1145/3446871.3469763)

van Borkulo, S.P., Kallia, M. , Drijvers, P., Barendsen, E. and Tolboom, J. (2021) Computational Practices in Mathematics Education: Experts’ Opinion. In: 14th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Shanghai, China, 11-18 Jul 2021,

Kallia, M. , van Borkulo, S. P., Drijvers, P., Barendsen, E. and Tolboom, J. (2021) Characterising computational thinking in mathematics education: a literature-informed Delphi study. Research in Mathematics Education, 23(2), pp. 159-187. (doi: 10.1080/14794802.2020.1852104)

Kallia, M. and Sentance, S. (2021) Threshold concepts, conceptions and skills: teachers' experiences with students' engagement in functions. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 37(2), pp. 411-428. (doi: 10.1111/jcal.12498)

Brown, N. C.C., Cutts, Q. , Kallia, M. , Maguire, J. , McNeill, F. and Porter, L. (2021) Supporting Computing Educators to Create a Cycle of Teaching and Computing Education Research. In: United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research (UKICER) conference 2021, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2-3 September 2021, ISBN 9781450385688 (doi: 10.1145/3481282.3483527)

2020

Weeda, R., Izu, C., Kallia, M. and Barendsen, E. (2020) Towards an Assessment Rubric for EiPE Tasks in Secondary Education: Identifying Quality Indicators and Descriptors. In: 20th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli Calling '20), 19-22 Nov 2020, p. 30. ISBN 9781450389211 (doi: 10.1145/3428029.3428031)

2019

van Borkulo, S. P., Kallia, M. , Drijvers, P., Barendsen, E. and Tolboom, J. (2019) Computational Thinking and Mathematical Thinking: Digital Literacy in Mathematics Curricula. In: 14th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching (ICTMT 14), Essen, Germany, 22-25 Jul 2019, pp. 383-385. (doi: 10.17185/duepublico/70781)

Kallia, M. and Sentance, S. (2019) Learning to Use Functions: the Relationship Between Misconceptions and Self-Efficacy. In: SIGCSE '19: The 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 27 Feb - 02 Mar 2019, pp. 752-758. ISBN 9781450358903 (doi: 10.1145/3287324.3287377)

Sentance, S., Waite, J. and Kallia, M. (2019) Teachers' Experiences of Using PRIMM to Teach Programming in School. In: SIGCSE '19: The 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 27 Feb - 02 Mar 2019, pp. 476-482. ISBN 9781450358903 (doi: 10.1145/3287324.3287477)

Sentance, S., Waite, J. and Kallia, M. (2019) Teaching computer programming with PRIMM: a sociocultural perspective. Computer Science Education, 29(2-3), pp. 136-176. (doi: 10.1080/08993408.2019.1608781)

2018

Kallia, M. and Sentance, S. (2018) Are Boys More Confident Than Girls? The Role of Calibration and Students' Self-Efficacy in Programming Tasks and Computer Science. In: 13th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE '18), Potsdam, Germany, 04-06 Oct 2018, p. 16. ISBN 9781450365888 (doi: 10.1145/3265757.3265773)

Sentance, S., Selby, C. and Kallia, M. (2018) Assessment in the computing classroom. In: Sentance, S., Barendsen, E. and Schulte, C. (eds.) Computer Science Education: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in School. Bloomsbury Academic: London, pp. 151-166. ISBN 9781350057111

2017

Kallia, M. and Sentance, S. (2017) Computing Teachers' Perspectives on Threshold Concepts: Functions and Procedural Abstraction. In: 12th Workshop on Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE '17), Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 08-10 Nov 2017, pp. 15-24. ISBN 9781450354288 (doi: 10.1145/3137065.3137085)

Kallia, M. (2017) Assessment in Computer Science Courses: a Literature Review. Project Report. Royal Society, London.

Psycharis, S. and Kallia, M. (2017) The effects of computer programming on high school students’ reasoning skills and mathematical self-efficacy and problem solving. Instructional Science, 45(5), pp. 583-602. (doi: 10.1007/s11251-017-9421-5)

2010

Papadakis, M., Malevris, N. and Kallia, M. (2010) Towards Automating the Generation of Mutation Tests. In: 5th Workshop on Automation of Software Test (AST '10), Cape Town, South Africa, 03-04 May 2010, pp. 111-118. ISBN 9781605589701 (doi: 10.1145/1808266.1808283)

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Number of items: 23.

Articles

Kallia, M. and Cutts, Q. (2023) Conceptual development in early-years computing education: a grounded cognition and action based conceptual framework. Computer Science Education, 33(4), pp. 485-511. (doi: 10.1080/08993408.2022.2140527)

Kallia, M. , van Borkulo, S. P., Drijvers, P., Barendsen, E. and Tolboom, J. (2021) Characterising computational thinking in mathematics education: a literature-informed Delphi study. Research in Mathematics Education, 23(2), pp. 159-187. (doi: 10.1080/14794802.2020.1852104)

Kallia, M. and Sentance, S. (2021) Threshold concepts, conceptions and skills: teachers' experiences with students' engagement in functions. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 37(2), pp. 411-428. (doi: 10.1111/jcal.12498)

Sentance, S., Waite, J. and Kallia, M. (2019) Teaching computer programming with PRIMM: a sociocultural perspective. Computer Science Education, 29(2-3), pp. 136-176. (doi: 10.1080/08993408.2019.1608781)

Psycharis, S. and Kallia, M. (2017) The effects of computer programming on high school students’ reasoning skills and mathematical self-efficacy and problem solving. Instructional Science, 45(5), pp. 583-602. (doi: 10.1007/s11251-017-9421-5)

Book Sections

Sentance, S., Selby, C. and Kallia, M. (2018) Assessment in the computing classroom. In: Sentance, S., Barendsen, E. and Schulte, C. (eds.) Computer Science Education: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in School. Bloomsbury Academic: London, pp. 151-166. ISBN 9781350057111

Research Reports or Papers

Kallia, M. (2017) Assessment in Computer Science Courses: a Literature Review. Project Report. Royal Society, London.

Conference Proceedings

Cutts, Q. et al. (2023) Arguments for and Approaches to Computing Education in Undergraduate Computer Science Programmes. In: ITiCSE 2023: Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Turku, Finland, 07-12 Jul 2023, pp. 160-195. ISBN 9798400704055 (doi: 10.1145/3623762.3633494)

Kallia, M. (2023) The Search for Meaning: Inferential Strategic Reading Comprehension in Programming. In: 19th ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (ICER) 2023, Chicago, IL, United States, 8-10 Aug 2023, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781450399760 (doi: 10.1145/3568813.3600135)

Barr, M. , Andrei, O. and Kallia, M. (2023) Widening access to higher education through degree-level apprenticeships in software engineering. In: IEEE ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2023), College Station, Texas, 18–21 October 2023, ISBN 9798350336429 (doi: 10.1109/FIE58773.2023.10343199)

Barr, M. and Kallia, M. (2022) Why students drop computing science: using models of motivation to understand student attrition and retention. In: Koli Calling '22: 22nd Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli 22), Koli, Finland, 17-20 November 2022, p. 17. ISBN 9781450396165 (doi: 10.1145/3564721.3564733)

Kallia, M. , Cutts, Q. and Looker, N. (2022) When Rhetorical Logic Meets Programming: Collective Argumentative Reasoning in Problem-Solving in Programming. In: ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research 2022 (ICER 2022), Lugano, Switzerland, 7-10 August 2022, pp. 120-134. ISBN 9781450391948 (doi: 10.1145/3501385.3543975)

Morrison, B. B. et al. (2021) Evidence for Teaching Practices that Broaden Participation for Women in Computing. In: 2021 Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE-WGR '21), 26 Jun - 01 Jul 2021, pp. 57-131. ISBN 9781450392020 (doi: 10.1145/3502870.3506568)

Kallia, M. and Cutts, Q. (2021) Re-Examining Inequalities in Computer Science Participation from a Bourdieusian Sociological Perspective. In: 17th ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (ICER 2021), 16-19 Aug 2021, pp. 379-392. ISBN 9781450383264 (doi: 10.1145/3446871.3469763)

van Borkulo, S.P., Kallia, M. , Drijvers, P., Barendsen, E. and Tolboom, J. (2021) Computational Practices in Mathematics Education: Experts’ Opinion. In: 14th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Shanghai, China, 11-18 Jul 2021,

Brown, N. C.C., Cutts, Q. , Kallia, M. , Maguire, J. , McNeill, F. and Porter, L. (2021) Supporting Computing Educators to Create a Cycle of Teaching and Computing Education Research. In: United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research (UKICER) conference 2021, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2-3 September 2021, ISBN 9781450385688 (doi: 10.1145/3481282.3483527)

Weeda, R., Izu, C., Kallia, M. and Barendsen, E. (2020) Towards an Assessment Rubric for EiPE Tasks in Secondary Education: Identifying Quality Indicators and Descriptors. In: 20th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli Calling '20), 19-22 Nov 2020, p. 30. ISBN 9781450389211 (doi: 10.1145/3428029.3428031)

van Borkulo, S. P., Kallia, M. , Drijvers, P., Barendsen, E. and Tolboom, J. (2019) Computational Thinking and Mathematical Thinking: Digital Literacy in Mathematics Curricula. In: 14th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching (ICTMT 14), Essen, Germany, 22-25 Jul 2019, pp. 383-385. (doi: 10.17185/duepublico/70781)

Kallia, M. and Sentance, S. (2019) Learning to Use Functions: the Relationship Between Misconceptions and Self-Efficacy. In: SIGCSE '19: The 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 27 Feb - 02 Mar 2019, pp. 752-758. ISBN 9781450358903 (doi: 10.1145/3287324.3287377)

Sentance, S., Waite, J. and Kallia, M. (2019) Teachers' Experiences of Using PRIMM to Teach Programming in School. In: SIGCSE '19: The 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 27 Feb - 02 Mar 2019, pp. 476-482. ISBN 9781450358903 (doi: 10.1145/3287324.3287477)

Kallia, M. and Sentance, S. (2018) Are Boys More Confident Than Girls? The Role of Calibration and Students' Self-Efficacy in Programming Tasks and Computer Science. In: 13th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE '18), Potsdam, Germany, 04-06 Oct 2018, p. 16. ISBN 9781450365888 (doi: 10.1145/3265757.3265773)

Kallia, M. and Sentance, S. (2017) Computing Teachers' Perspectives on Threshold Concepts: Functions and Procedural Abstraction. In: 12th Workshop on Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE '17), Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 08-10 Nov 2017, pp. 15-24. ISBN 9781450354288 (doi: 10.1145/3137065.3137085)

Papadakis, M., Malevris, N. and Kallia, M. (2010) Towards Automating the Generation of Mutation Tests. In: 5th Workshop on Automation of Software Test (AST '10), Cape Town, South Africa, 03-04 May 2010, pp. 111-118. ISBN 9781605589701 (doi: 10.1145/1808266.1808283)

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Grants

1. Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchange (PECE). Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance (SICSA). May 2022 - July 2022. Maria Kallia.

2. CPHC Special Project Grants. Council of Professors and Heads of Computing. June 2022 - April 2023. Maria Kallia.

Supervision

  • Alharbi, Noha Abdulkhalig M
    Introducing a Research-Led Computer Science Framework in Primary Education
  • Childs, Katharine
    Promoting Interest and Broadening Participation in Computing among Middle School Pupils through Physical Computing Projects using Grounded Cognition Theory
  • Gerosa Barboza, Anaclara
    Embedded learning to promote computer science concept acquisition in young children
  • Looker, Nicola
    A pedagogical framework for teaching computer programming: A social constructivist and cognitive load theory approach
  • Sule, Sadiq Atumeyi
    'Empowering Parents through Parental Intervention to Broaden Participation of Women in Computing: A Multifaceted Examination in Nigeria

Teaching

Course coordinator and Lecturer: Computing Science Education Theory and Practice

Lecturer: Introduction to Computational Thinking

Additional information

Awards: 

- Best paper award: ICER 2021

- Honorable Mention: ICER 2022

- Honorable Mention: ICER 2023

Other Roles

University Roles: Research Students Committee (RSC), Learning and Teaching Committee 

PC Member: ICER 2022,2023 / WiPSCE 2020, 2021, 2022 / SiGSCE 2019, 2020, 2021

Journal Reviewer: Computers and Human Behaviour (Elsevier), Computer Science Education (Taylor and Francis), Computers and Education (Elsevier), TOCE

 

 


Research Projects

1. Inferential Reasoning

Maria is investigating inferential reasoning in programming problem solving and program comprehension. The project aims to understand the role of inferential reasoning in problem solving and solved programming problems (SPP) comprehension, identify the inferential strategies used by competend problem solvers and comprehenders as well as create a teaching framework for practicing inferential strategies in different programming tasks. 

2. Argumentative Reasoning in Programming

Maria is investigating the role of argumentative reasoning in problem-solving in programming. The project is based on theories of argumentation and rhetoric and aims to develop a pedagogical framework that incorporates argumentative reasoning in the core of classroom and peer to peer interactions and discourse in computer programming courses. 

3. Intrinsic Value of Computer Programming

Maria is investigating the intrinsic value of computer programming and the practices that academics employ to communicate it to first-year undergraduate students. The project aims to develop a framework that describes how learning experiences could be designed to communicate these values to undergraduate students as a means to enhance students’ motivation, interest, and computing identity. 

4. Computer Science Participation

Maria is investigating the factors that influence CS participation from a sociological point of view. The overall aim of the project is to broaden CS participation and tackle inequalities at all levels of education. 

5. Grounded Cognition in Computing Education

Maria is investigating the role of Grounded Cognition in conceptual development in computing. Together with Anaclara Gerosa, a PhD student, they aim to design learning trajectories for promoting computer science concept acquisition in the early years of computing education based on Grounded Cognition theorisations.