Coding for the 21st Century

 

How do we prepare learners for a future that is unknown?  With the connectivity, information and global population growing exponentially, the world that we live in has shifted drastically. The amount of technical information is doubling every two years. For students starting a 4-year degree, half of what they learn in the first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.

 

The top ten jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004. In order to succeed, learners require higher cognitive skills. The current curriculum does not provide learners with the skills they will need for the jobs that will exist when they enter the working world. The coding project teaches learners the basics of coding using iPads and allows learners the freedom to create and develop their own ideas and concepts.

 

The Coding programme aims to:

 

  • Gives learners from under-resourced schools access to 21st century technology that they otherwise would not have had access to

  • Promotes teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving and enhances communication skills. These form the basis of the skills they will need for future jobs

  • Promotes creativity and innovation

  • Encourages out-the-box thinking necessary to address the challenges they will face in the ever-changing workplace

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