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Should all children should be taught to code in school?
Being able to understand computer code is important - it is becoming part of being
Our society is increasingly more
on information systems in all aspects of our lives.
technology is not the same as using technology. One needs to understand in order to be able to assess advantages and disadvantages, opportunities and risks.
The vast majority of people won't need it. Since the invention of the GUI, more and more tasks can be accomplished without writing commands or code. Today, almost everyone does some of their work on computers, but relatively few people need to write code.
As coding is a
it should not be included as school is reserved for teaching basic skills, such as Math or English.
Being able to interact with and use digital products does not require one to understand the code behind them.
As with many other engineering disciplines, training some specialists is sufficient to meet the demand - not everyone needs to know how to construct a bridge.
in writing, reading and arithmetics should be addressed better before devoting resources to coding.
The majority of computer code for software in current use is too large for anyone to understand, even those who wrote it.