Compute Programming in Education System
Will the Computer Programming be the solution to that will encourage everyone to get involve in computer technician jobs?
For IT people, it is not easy to do computer programming. It requires logical and analytical skills. And whether we like it or not, not all people are gifted with such skills, neither are they interested in understanding computer languages. Programming is a combination of skills, talent and interest. Do we really need this subject in our education system? Will this guarantee that our youngster will be able to gain interest in this field if they have it in their education? Here’s a quick explanation that might help us understand about the subject.
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Not everyone needs to learn to code
Many are suggesting that everyone learn computer programming, and that coding be a core component of our educational system. Here’s a more measured approach.
There is a growing movement suggesting that everyone learn computer programming, from students just learning their ABCs, to seasoned executives who presumably would enroll in remedial classes to gain some experience coding. The reasoning seems sound: as the world grows increasingly dependent on technology that’s built atop computer code, we should each have a basic understanding of how these technologies are built and maintained. A “coder generation” presumably would understand the how and why of when a technology doesn’t work, and could even self-diagnose and troubleshoot problems as they occur. The most vocal advocates of the movement recommend that coding be placed among the hallowed subjects of Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic, the core of education.
While this argument has an obvious appeal, it could be applied to most complex modern technologies. The automobile and aircraft revolutionized business and society, yet most people are able to successfully leverage these tools without even a basic understanding of the internal combustion engine or aerodynamics. Everything from modern medicine to electricity is as critical, or arguably more critical, to modern society as computing and internet technologies, yet there are few calls for widespread, mandatory education in these areas.
Is coding education the wrong solution to the right problem?
Enforcing mandatory coding is a proscriptive approach to the problem of teaching the aforementioned skills, and enforces a single approach to a problem that can be solved through multiple content areas. Furthermore, just as you don’t need basic nuclear physics to operate a light switch, or know what to do when the power fails, you shouldn’t need a knowledge of computer science to operate and leverage technology.
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Source: Patrick Gray
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