Addressing the digital skills gap with computational thinking: Page 5 of 5

December 14, 2018 //By Jonathan Smith
Addressing the digital skills gap with computational thinking
It is estimated that 65 percent of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t currently exist. Unfortunately, in most parts of the world, the skills that are needed to survive this new working economy are not currently taught in schools, with subject-based knowledge still the priority.

Premier Farnell is working closely with many countries on national roll-outs of physical computing solutions, but there is still a very long way to go.  We are keen to send a strong message to electronics industry, governments across the globe, and educators in the classroom about the benefits of applying physical computing to develop computational thinking.

The tools already exist, we must now work together to develop practical ways that we can provide students with the tools and engage teachers and learning professionals, so students can begin to develop the necessary skills to equip them for the future.

 

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By Jonathan Smith, Head of Education at Premier Farnell and Farnell element14 - www.farnell.com


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