The Next Big Thing!
First in India and now China, coding lessons for kids are winning fans around the world!
In their ongoing curriculum revision, China announced their decision to include computer coding for primary and middle schools as compulsory subjects. They strongly believe that this will help their students learn about IT and develop digital learning and innovation skills, nurturing digital skills in the country.
Here are some important points from this article:
– Learning coding is not designed to encourage students to become programmers, but to cultivate their abilities to think logically and solve problems.
– Chinese parents who realise coding is one of the best ways to prepare children for a future that requires tech-related skills are enrolling them in coding classes provided by after-school training institutions.
– Coding could also help his son develop coordination and logical thinking, and another benefit was that he would be less likely to become addicted to online games once he know how to develop them.
Source: Straits Times, Thursday, December 17, 2020