Sunday, 20 July 2014

How to Teach Children Computer Programming

a) Summary

  Students around the globe are learning computer programming from an earlier age. In a growing number of countries, programming is becoming part of the national curriculum. It is not happening in Singapore yet though. In September, England will become the first country to mandate coding classes in primary schools. Pupils aged five to seven will learn algorithms and simple programming. By the age of 11, pupils will design “computational abstractions that model real-world problems”. In the United States, a push from the technology industry has led to 20,000 teachers from kindergarten onwards introducing coding lessons recently.

b) Opinion

  I think teaching younger children about programming is good as this will make students learn how to use computers and therefore making them smarter. Also, it has some disadvantages because when one uses the computer too much, it will affect the eyesight.

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