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Making Coding the New Foreign Language

 

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Should schools consider offering coding as another second language? This is the question on the minds of many educators as well as state lawmakers in recent years. An advocate for coding (or more specifically the push to expose more children to the computer science field), I see the merits of incorporating coding into the school curriculum. What I continue to question is the move to somehow have coding replace foreign language in school. If there is a push to replace foreign language with coding then it is important to weigh the cost of replacing one form of communication for another. Should we offer both? What do you think? Click here to find a resource from the folks at Edutopia for schools interested in looking at coding as a new foreign language. tlb

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Head of Lower School, Louisville Collegiate School

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This entry was posted on January 31, 2017 by in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , .
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