Another important element that made the experience different was having a young adult (could also be a student) teaching the material using simple terms that can easily be understood. For a non-technical and visual learner like me, this teaching method was very effective. It also made me wonder if we're underutilizing what our kids can do.
As I become more conscious about how we learn as kids and adults and observe when we are most creative and passionate about learning, the more I'm convinced that our education needs to evolve into an interdisciplinary approach. Science teachers need to talk about colors and art teachers need to blend in math conversations. Until we can help the child see how geometry plays a part in practical life and why arts, math, engineering and science need to work together, we are depriving our children's curiosity and passion to learn. The value of computer programming as part of literacy will only become increasingly important as it's helping to bridge the gap by training our mind to put the knowledge to use and think vertically and horizontally, across various subjects, when approaching any problem.
For more information about our efforts behind computer science for kids, check out our right brain computing project.
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