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Biography

Emma Goto is Senior Lecturer in Education (ITE). She completed a degree in psychology at the University of Dundee in 1995. After working briefly in marketing, she chose to move into the field of education. In 1996, after studying for a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (CTEFLA), she moved to Japan and taught English in private language schools and public kindergartens. 

Upon returning to the United Kingdom in 2000, Emma completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in primary education at King Alfred’s College. After qualifying, she spent seven years teaching in an infant school, during which time she qualified as an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST). As an AST she spent seven years supporting schools in Hampshire with their development of ICT.  Although Emma had a real passion for ICT in primary education, she felt her own subject knowledge should be further developed. Therefore, she studied for an Undergraduate Diploma in computing through the University of Oxford, which she was awarded distinction in 2006. In 2009 Emma was seconded to a part-time role with Hampshire Local Authority as a learning platform consultant supporting the implementation of a learning platform in primary schools across Hampshire. In 2010 she moved to teach in a Hampshire primary school where she continued to support the practice of other teachers as an AST. Emma’s teaching experience in schools is predominantly in Key Stage One and the Early Years Foundation Stage.

In 2011 Emma completed her MAEd dissertation focusing on the implementation of learning platforms in three infant schools. She has been lecturing at the University of Winchester since 2013 and is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) at the University of Winchester. Her research is in the area of computational thinking.  Emma lectures in Primary Education within Professional Studies, Early Years and ICT modules.
 

Higher Education Teaching Qualification

Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA)

Areas of expertise

  • Primary Computing
  • Learning platforms / Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)
  • Early-Years Education
  • Parental Engagement
  • The use of technology to enhance learning experiences for all learners

Publications

Chapters in books

  • Opie, M., Ansell, K. & Goto, E. (2017) Technology and its Role Outside the Classroom. In: Waite, S. (ed.) Children Learning Outside the Classroom: From Birth to Eleven. 2nd Edn. London: Sage, 106-117.

Articles

Non-refereed

  • Goto, E. (2017) Playful Computing. Hello World, 1, 58-59.
  • Goto, E. & Berry, M. (2015) Laying the Foundations for Computing in the Early Years, Switched On, Computing at School (CAS), 6-7.
  • Goto, E. (2015) Computing in Key Stage One, Hampshire IT Schools Newsletter, Hampshire County Council, Spring
  • Goto, E. & Walker, M. (2014) It’s a Little Bit of Magic, Special, Nasen, 45-47
  • Goto, E. (2014) Supporting Key Stage One Teachers to Implement the Computing Curriculum, ICT User Friendly, Hampshire County Council, Autumn, 6-9
  • Goto, E. (2014) Get With the Program, Teach Primary, 8 (3), 99-100
  • Goto, E. (2014) Developing the Curriculum in the Key Stage One Classroom, Switched On, Computing at School (CAS), 6
  • Goto, E. (2012), Exploring the impact of learning platforms on children’s learning, ICT User Friendly, Hampshire County Council, Autumn, Issue 19.
  • Goto, E. (2012), Control Technology in The Early Years Foundation Stage, ICT User Friendly, Hampshire County Council, Spring, Issue 17.
  • Goto, E. (2011), Video Conferencing on a Shoestring, ICT User Friendly, Hampshire County Council, Summer, Issue 16.
  • Goto, E. (2010), Mind Mapping in KS1, ICT User Friendly, Hampshire County Council, Spring/Summer, Issue 14.
  • Goto, E. (2009), The Power of Talking Books, ICT User Friendly, Hampshire County Council, Spring/Summer, Issue 12.
  • Goto, E. (2009), 2Do It Yourself – A Review, ICT User Friendly, Hampshire County Council, Spring/Summer, Issue 12.
  • Goto, E. (2007), Early Years Project, ICT User Friendly, Hampshire County Council, Autumn, Issue 9.
  • Goto, E., (2007), Birdbox Day in Cherry Class, ICT User Friendly, Hampshire County Council, Autumn, Issue 9.

Conferences

  • ​Goto, E. & Love, R. (2016) Encouraging a values-led teaching pedagogy through embedding Philosophy for Children (P4C) in Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Paper presented at Values and Education International Conference, University of Winchester.
  • Goto, E. (2016) Laying the Foundations of Computing / Using Apps to Encourage Communication. workshops presented at Hampshire Computing Co-ordinators Conference.
  • Goto, E., Love, R. (2016) Sowing the seeds of P4C: Cultivating Learning through P4C in ITE. Paper presented at 7th Teacher Education Advancement Network Annual Conference, Birmingham.
  • Goto, E. (2015) What Underpins Computing / Getting the Most out of Programmable Toys in Key Stage One. Workshops provided at Babcock Computing Conference - Computing: decomposed, debugged and demystified, Epsom.
  • Goto, E., Waite, J., Audain, J. and Maunders, P. (2015) The Challenges of Knowing About Teaching Primary Computing. Poster presented at 6th Teacher Education Advancement Network Annual Conference, Birmingham.
  • Goto, E. (2015) When We Were Very Young: Making good choices to get children off on the right foot with computing. Paper presented at Hampshire Computing Co-ordinators Conference.
  • Goto, E. (2015) Demystifying the Key Stage One Computing Curriculum Presentation/ Bluebots, Beebots and Beyond Workshop, Computing at Schools (CAS) Wessex conference
  • Goto, E. (2014), Demystifying the Key Stage One Computing Curriculum Presentation / Beebots and Beyond Workshop, Computing at Schools (CAS) Wessex conference
  • Goto, E. (2014), Policy into Practice. Paper presented at Westminster Briefing - Teaching Computer Science at KS1 & KS2: Preparing for September.
  • Goto, E. (2013), Computing In Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. Paper presented at Hampshire ICT Co-ordinators Conference.
  • Goto, E. and Bagge, P. (2013), Primary Briefing / Key Stage One Beebot Workshop, Computing at Schools (CAS) Wessex conference.
  • Goto, E. (2011), Video Conferencing on a Shoestring - Having a Visible Impact on Learning. Paper presented at Hampshire ICT Co-ordinators Conference.
  • Goto, E. (2011), The Case Study Approach - Researching the impact of Learning Platforms in Infant Schools. Paper presented at The University of Winchester MA Student Conference.
  • Goto, E. (2010), Using ICT to Enrich and Enhance English Teaching in Primary Education. Paper presented at Hampshire ICT Co-ordinators Conference.
  • Goto, E. and Audain, J. (2009), Embedding ICT within Literacy and developing Speaking & Listening using ICT. Paper presented at Hampshire ICT Co-ordinators Conference.
  • Goto, E. (2008), Using ICT to enhance learning at KS1 and EYFS. Paper presented at Hampshire ICT Co-ordinators Conference.
  • Goto, E. and Aubrey-Smith, F. (2007), Personalising Learning. Paper presented at Hampshire ICT Co-ordinators Conference.
  • Goto, E., Curtis, R. and Phipps, S. (2006), It’s not just a computer - ICT in Early Years. Paper presented at Hampshire ICT Co-ordinators Conference.
  • Goto, E., Vincent, J. and Waring-Green, R. (2004), The Reggio Emilia Approach to Learning - The Italian Experience. Workshop at HTLC Collaborative Learning Conference.
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