Coding for kids: another silly fad?

"Coding is a valuable skill - for maybe 2 per cent of the labour force. What the rest of us need is digital literary and proficiency. Being able to write software is not the issue: Rather, it is the ability to apply and use software productively that is the issue."

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/coding-for-kids-another-silly-fad/article35982667/

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Herman van den Bosch's picture
Herman van den Bosch

Learning children to code cannot be an option. However doing simple exercises in it will contribute to understand what is is, in the same way as learning chemistry is supported by some realistic lab experiments.

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