Why is coding so important? What are its applications? Why are many countries putting more effort in including coding as part of educational syllabuses? What future career options will it open up for our children?
Our children are born in the digital world. However education systems have not been keeping up with the speed of change in the digital age. Recognizing this, many countries already started to include computer science as a compulsory course in children's education from 2011. They incorporate this with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and focus on equipping children with computational thinking skills.
What Is Coding?
Coding is telling the computer what you want it to do using different languages like Python, Java, C++, and more. Learning to code help kids understand the world around them, teach them new problem solving skills, and most importantly, it’s fun!
Why Is Coding Important In Education?
Coding is everywhere. It is used to create every app on smartphones, websites, and everyday gadgets we use to simplify our lives. In this app driven world, people are relying more and more on mobile apps and computers to get things done.
Not only that, many other gadgets, household equipment, kitchen tools, etc. rely on coding to power up and perform.
It is not an exaggeration to say that coders are the architects and builders of the digital world we now live in.
Programming has become a basic literacy for the digital age. Children are now encouraged to learn computer programming at a young age because those who learn to program early will develop a deeper and more complete understanding of the logic and computational thinking skills necessary for programming.
Coding will help kids to:
- Understand how technology works
- Improve on their patience, concentration skills, and capacity for detailed work
- Develop analytical, logical, and computational thinking skills
Future Jobs And Career Possibilities For Those Equipped With Coding Knowledge
Programmer, IT Analyst, Software Engineer, these are the few job options that immediately come to mind. However, in a digital world increasingly powered by computers and various applications, knowledge of coding is useful in the fields of medicine, journalism, banking and finance, newer fields like web and game development. You will need an understanding of programming and coding in almost any field. In other words, coding is the future language of business. Every field now contains positions that require expertise in technology. An employee that knows how to code will surely be an asset to any company as more and more corporations transform themselves digitally.
So How Can I Expose My Kids To Coding?
Coding is not a fad; it is now an essential skill for the younger generation. So how do you expose your kids to coding? If you want to stay ahead of the loop, you can start your kids with coding courses and computer programming workshops this coming school holidays. Still not sure? Then attend the free demo class on computer programming organized by KidoCode. The free trial class is on weekdays (Tuesday – Friday) and every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at KidoCode at Solaris Mont Kiara. The demo class is 3 hours long and will provide good exposure for kids and parents who have the passion in learning computer programming.
Click here to read more about the FREE Computer Programming Class For Kids And Teens. Parents are welcome to learn together with their kids.
KidoCode offers courses in Mobile App Development, Electronics & Robotics, Web Development, Game Development, and Python programming combined with IGCSE Mathematics for kids & teens age 6-18. By using a dynamic kind of system which follows the students’ abilities, they will be creating their own learning paths basing on their level of knowledge.
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