There is no denying that coding is snowballing in importance across schools all around the world. Whether it’s Scratch, Programming Games or the Hour of Code, an understanding of software and the ability to code is fast becoming an essential skill for all 21st century learners.
At a recent TEDx event in Jackson Mississippi, Professor Marina Bers discussed her research into the design and study of innovative learning technologies to promote children’s positive development. How does this research manifest and present itself in the real world? Well programming robots of course!
Using her own children’s experience and individual characters, Marina explains the key difference between how children interact, learn and develop in a playground environment vs a playpen, and how this relates to our technological world.
Feature image Control icon created by Yi Chen for The Noun Project.