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Computer coding taught in Estonian primary schools

Posted by admin on 2014/8/14 19:02:48 (2147 reads)

Lessons in computer programming will be adopted by the national curriculum for primary schools in England from September.

However, this is not a new concept for schools in Estonia who have been teaching computer programming for some time:

http://www.bbc.com/news/education-25648769

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Why Estonia Has Started Teaching Its First-Graders To Code

Estonia, a small country with a population of 1.3 million people, punches above its own weight when it comes to advancements in tech. It was the birthplace of Skype, one of the first countries to have a government that was fully e-enabled, and now it has launched a nationwide scheme to teach school kids from the age of seven to 19, how to write code. The idea isn’t to start churning out app developers of the future, but people who have smarter relationships with technology, computers and the Web .



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