20 Oct '14

News Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code

If education shifted the focus from learning computing language to the digital building process itself, a world of creativity could be unleashed A UK digital skills gap loomsI am a proud geek and father of three young children. I taught myself to code Basic at the age of 12 on my fathers Commodore 64, and I actively encourage my children to be enthused by the notion of building with digital tools. But I dont necessarily agree with the notion that every child must learn how to code. Yes, technology is the fastest growing sector of the UK economy with over a quarter of all new jobs in London coming from the technology sector. And yes, what parent would not want their child to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Ma. Continue reading...

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