Why is Coding Critical?
40 years ago, PM Lee went on to study computer science, on his father’s advice. Late Lee said there is a future in that, and he was right.
Amid the digital revolution, IT’s pervasive influence necessitates broad comprehension. As IT consumers, grasping operations is immensely beneficial, regardless of profession.
Why did MOE introduce compulsory Coding?
As the world progresses further towards the digital age, an upkeep in our relevance is needed as Singapore rapidly becomes a smart nation. Hence, a good overall understanding of how the system works and being equipped with the proper skills can be very advantageous to better prepare ourselves as we face the everchanging future.
Making Thinking Visible
In early stages, young learners grasp algorithmic thinking by following steps. To aid concrete understanding, coding employs logical concepts, making their thought processes evident.
Coding nurtures creativity through diverse approaches to common goals. Embracing error-based learning is vital, honing problem-solving skills as students analyze and rectify mistakes.
Coding introduces computational thinking, enhancing problem-solving by expressing and executing solutions. This boosts students’ computational thinking abilities significantly.
Fostering Future-Ready Skills
P21’s framework emphasizes 4 C’s (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity) for 21st-century success. Coding cultivates creativity and critical thinking, transforming users into creators, fostering deep understanding.
To Take Action
Coding is about applying skills and creativity to solve problems using real-world contexts for students.