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(.nl) Programming lessons already given to 900 primary school kids in Rotterdam

Programming lessons already given to 900 primary school kids in Rotterdam Published on: Monday 30 October 2017 Since May, Connectis , SIDN and TU Delft have been making programming lessons available to all primary schools in Rotterdam. Out of the two-hundred-plus primaries in the city, forty have so far taken up the offer. Students from TU Delft have already delivered sessions for about nine hundred youngsters in years 6 to 8. Structured thinking: a valuable skill for future careers By providing the lessons, we aim to show children early how much fun programming can be. Not because we imagine that they'll all grow up to be programmers, but because we think they'll benefit from learning to think in a structured way. The world is changing fast and no one can be sure just what jobs today's youngsters need to be ready for. But you can bet that the computational thinking taught...

Full article: https://www.sidn.nl/a/knowledge/programming-lessons-alrea...

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