Until recently, coding lessons were not a part of the curriculum. Now, children as young as 7 are taught how to code through basic programming lessons.
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As technology advances, we can only expect education in these areas to improve. Doing so allows children to be better prepared for the future as roles become increasingly digitalised.
It is thought that around 90% of jobs in the future will require some level of digital literacy. Here are more benefits of coding lessons for children according to a senior school in Tooting.
Coding Lessons Mean Improved Problem-Solving Skills
Coding lessons promote problem solving as children must apply what they’ve learned to the real world when writing code. Also, there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to coding. Children have to experiment until they find what works best which can help them to develop patience and resilience in the process.
Future Proof Skills Are Gained From Coding Lessons
We’ve already seen similar events in the past where technological advancements have led to organisational restructuring and job losses. Having digital skills and an understanding of how technology works can help children to be better prepared for any major industrial changes.
There’s technology all around us from the traffic lights outside to the cleaning appliances that we use. Having an understanding of how they work can help children to manage them better in their day to day and be more clued up about the world around them.
Coding Lessons Can Promote Confidence
Coding takes practice to master. As children work at it and improve, so will their confidence.
Improved Career Prospects
Aside from job security, having coding knowledge can help children to secure higher paying jobs. According to research, the average pay for a programming job in the UK is £47,500. This can offer them a much higher standard of living. There is also much demand for these jobs as there is a skills gap and vacancies are set to increase by 10.1% within the next year alone.
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