Teaching Okutama Elementary Students Basic Programming

Teaching Okutama Elementary Students Basic Programming

Today, computation is utilized in almost all aspects of our lives such as education, finances, communication, security, commerce, and many more.

Teaching children how to code can help prepare them for the world we live in today. The skills that could be developed with computer programming can help kids develop new ways of thinking; it teaches valuable cognitive skills like critical thinking and problem solving.

In collaboration with students from Tokyo Gakugei University, our students had the opportunity to conduct a programming class which taught the students of Okutama Elementary School basic programming knowledge. This is in preparation for the upcoming changes that will take effect in 2020 which would make computer programming a mandatory subject for all primary school students