Coding also works across disciplines. Coding does not only require knowledge of computers. It also requires many different skills such as:
- Working in a structured way; a code must be clearly structured.
- Good use of language; a code does not work without the right words.
- Thinking logically; codes consist of actions and reactions (‘What happens when the user performs this action?’). Pupils are triggered to think about this when coding.
This makes learning to code an opportunity to bring these different skills to a higher level. The various skills are transversal and so coding is also transversal. Coding can therefore be used in lessons other than ICT.
Sweden has a reputation for being a leading nation in the tech industry, but rather than resting on its laurels, the plan is for kids to be exposed to the nuts and bolts of technology at an earlier age. Participants of this course will gain proper insight in how schools implement coding in their operations.
In this course we offer the opportunity to learn about coding in combination with school visits where the participants can see from first hand how coding can be introduced. During these school visits there is ample possibility for interaction and exchange of ideas.