Recently I heard a statement from Tim Cook, Apple’s leader which captured my attention. He said that the core jobs of the future will be computer based and involve computer coding.
Now, what does that say about the path that should be taken in current and future school curricula?
Every child, beginning from Kindergarten, should be immersed in computer coding along with other computer technologies.
Before we begin, it is important to demonstrate to students the definitions of technology and science. I have found over the course of my active educational experience that many teachers could not define the term “science” and that showed in the inability of students to define the term. What was more telling was that many students (even in Grade 12) could not adequately define the term “technology” and did not know the difference between science and technology. Yet, students had many classes in science and technology, notwithstanding.
So, major attention should be given to understanding definition of terms which in turn will facilitate the learning.
There will be no good future without the knowledge of computer coding. It cannot be optional for students. It must be mandatory. There is everything to gain by moving forward with this technology. So, let’s get on with it.
By the way, share this information with the educators in your families, your school councils, communities, school boards.
In fact, share this information with everyone, especially with your children. They will bless you that you did.