Mitch Resnick, fra MIT Learlab og udvikler af det legendariske Scratch, har holdt en glimrende TED speak om: Let’steach kids to code.
I dette foredrag kommer han ind på hvorfor børn skal lære at kode. Han siger:
When kids learn to code , it enables them to learn many other things, opens up many new opportunities for learning. It’s useful to make an analogy to reading and writing, when you learn to read and write it opens up opportunities for you to learn so many other things, when you learn to read you can then read to learn, which is the same thing with coding, if you learn to code you can code to learn.
Senere kommer han også ind på hvad børnene får ud af det:
- It helps kids learn in meaningful context
- It teaches them that learning is a process and not a product
- It teaches them how to take complex ideas and break them down into simpler parts
- It teaches them how to collaborate with others
- It also teaches them how to keep persistent and persevere in the face of frustration when things are not working well
- it teaches determination and risk-taking
- It helps them become fluent with technologies and enable them to open open up and express their ideas.
- It helps them be creative
- It helps them interact with the world around them
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