A Better Way To Teach Programming?

It’s no secret that learning to code has massively increased in popularity over the past decade. A quick peek at Google Trends gives you an idea. Since 2011, interest in the subject has exploded. While I’m certain coding will never be as important as literacy was in the 19th and 20th century, it’s obviously going to matter a great deal nevertheless.

That means parents who take coding seriously and kids who learn (at least) the basics, will thrive in tomorrow’s high tech world. Not because it’s good for employment (although it certainly will be), but because learning to code is about a particularly valuable style of thinking. At its core, programming is about critical thinking and problem solving. Two skills anyone would find useful in all areas of life.

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