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Should all children should be taught to code in school?
All children should be taught to code in school.
Coding can be taught through problem-solving exercises, developing important cognitive skills such as logic and procedural thinking.
Teaching coding to all students can reduce the
Coding is a
and well-paid job: more children should aspire to be coders.
Being able to understand computer code is important - it is becoming part of being
Coding can be a gateway for studying STEM subjects in the future.
Being able to code gives one a new way for creative self-expression.
Failing to offer coding at school puts lower socioeconomic student populations at a disadvantage compared to peers who are more likely to have reliable technology access at home.
Adding coding to the school curriculum means that something else must be left out.
Coding and computer science are too hard and children should be allowed to play and enjoy childhood. They can become experts later.
Coding will soon be an outdated skill, and schools should not teach redundant skills.
Teaching coding effectively is impossible unless enough teachers are
Children already spend too much time in front of computer screens. Introducing coding lessons at school just leads to more screen time.
Teaching coding has little pedagogical value in and of itself.
Coding information is so widely available on the internet that children with the potential to become talented coders will be able to teach themselves.
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