Code School Finland and GLiN Co. Ltd have entered a partnership to make Code School Finland education accessible to students in Japan.
The Finnish education system is known for teaching kids to code already in primary school. We often get asked what other countries could learn from the Finnish approach on coding education. Here are our top picks.
Phenomenon-based learning – integrating multiple school subjects in learning activities – is often named as one of the core working methods for coding education. The idea fits coding perfectly as coding is not learnt for the sake of learning but for tackling real life issues through programming and technology. The phenomenon-based approach (PhenoBL) builds strong […]
Why should our students learn how to code? The answer is not “so that they would do better in tests”. Coding skills are a vital 21st century competence that should be seen as the future literacy for all rather than as a skill set for some. As technology surrounds us, those who can understand and […]
Coding skills have become an important future skill set in our modern world. Many countries have introduced coding and algorithmic thinking in their curricula. It’s often highlighted that these skills belong to everyone. Truly, coding skills can be even named as a new literacy! The importance of coding competencies is reflected the huge amount of […]
The year of 2020 has seen a massive increase of online teaching around the world. At the same time, the role of online pedagogy is as essential as ever. As teachers have come to notice, top-notch teaching practices are needed to truly engage students who are taking part of education through their computers. At the […]
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.
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.