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Department of Education

Laura Pinkerton

Postdoctoral Researcher

College Affiliation: St Cross College

Dr Laura Larke is a social theorist using qualitative methods to explore digital learning practices and computing education policy.

Her research interests centre on the interplay between education, socio-cultural structures, and technology, with a particular interest in European educational policies aimed at preparing young people for participation in an increasingly digitalised world. Dr Larke holds a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as an MSc in Education (Learning & Technology) and DPhil in Education from the University of Oxford. Prior to moving to the UK, Dr Larke worked for several years in education technology research in the Silicon Valley.


Does not compute: social dissonance in England’s new computing education policy

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