Our AI Curriculum, launched in China in early 2020 and spreading across the Nordic countries, has been independently evaluated by Education Alliance Finland.
Get off the piggy train – learning for real life
To keep school relevant and motivating for students, learning goals should be connected to real life. In programming teaching we see too many “piggy trains” where one just happily follows instructions. Coding should be taught for real life, meaning that teaching should be connected to the students’ interests, projects, and phenomena.
Coding is creative self-expression
We often run into the misconception that coding is first and foremost logical deduction and mathematical drudgery. Those same people probably think that composing music is just maths. Musical hobbies do develop mathematical skills, but music is so much more.
Coding as a work method for all phenomena based learning
Phenomena connect subject areas, teachers and classes into new forms of collaboration. To ensure that groups of students can express themselves, the range of working methods should be sufficient. Coding is a form of creative expression that allows for the creation of interactive media. Coding should be one additional learning tool next to reading, writing, […]
Why coding in school?
To delve into this question, I will use ask 5 consecutive “why” questions to find the root cause. This is a popular technique in software companies as well.
Interview with Head of Operations, Tarmo Toikkanen
Tarmo Toikkanen is a design researcher of learning as well as a seasoned teacher trainer in Finland, Europe and Asia. Why have you joined Code School Finland? The national curriculum in Finland in 2014 presented a unique way of addressing programming in primary education: a mandatory element of all teaching as part of transversal competences. […]