Finland Possibly Adding Programming Courses to Students
Most students are learning basic, universal subjects such as math, science, history, and a foreign language. However, a few countries are now adding programming to the bunch. Finland may possibly be adding programming/coding training to their elementary student’s curriculum.
It has already started in Finland’s neighboring country, Estonia. According to an article from Mashable, they have a program called ProgeTiiger that was started in 2012 for a handful of students across the country. Some of the older students were able to learn about Java and C++.
Rovio, a Finnish company, were the makers of the popular app, Angry Birds. Since then, Finland has been able to bring exceptional techs from all around the world and are starting to become notable for mobile gaming.
Engaging children with basic programming lessons at such a young age can really trigger their talents. This could be an option for some children who find interest in the subject and continue if they show a certain level of skill.
This should be implemented in every school system, and not only programming, but other niche programs that can engage students at an earlier age rather than waiting to expand their desires until after high school. Since children develop and process information at such a young age, this could only be beneficial to future generations.
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