Why gaming could plug UK teacher’s coding skill gap and create more programmers

Orson Scott Card was onto something when he wrote his sci-fi classic, Ender’s Game two decades ago.Undeniably, computer games are an effective way to train children (in the absence of warfare, of course) but it’s yet to take off. There’s apprehension over giving children more screentime and further, it’s just never been necessary – teachers have always done a perfectly good job. But curriculums have changed, and the skill sets to teach a new generation aren’t up to scratch. Learn to code: coding for everyone When Michael Gove announced coding would become a core subject, teachers across the UK shuddered – not because they weren’t up for a challenge but, like most of the population, they had no idea how computers worked. With the help of cross-school support groups, teachers swapped ICT and Excel spreadsheets for Boolean logic,…


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