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Computing our Future

01/10/2014 - European Schoolnet

Coding is becoming increasingly a key competence which will have to be acquired by all young students and increasingly by workers in a wide range of industries and professions. Coding is part of logical reasoning and represents one of the key skills which are part of what is now called "21st century skills".

During July and August 2014 European Schoolnet launched a survey with its Ministries of Education to get a more consistent picture on the topic of computer programming and coding skills in national, regional or school curricula across European countries. This report presents the main findings of this survey where 20 Ministries of Education gave an overview of their current initiatives and plans.

Among the main findings: computer programming and coding is already part of the curriculum in 12 countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic*, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Italy*, Lithuania*, Poland, Portugal and the UK (England). This integration is mostly through national curriculum requirements, although in the countries asterisked this happens at regional or local level. 7 countries - Belgium Flanders, Spain, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Turkey plan to integrate Coding/programming in the curriculum.

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Tagscoding, eskills, grand coalition for digital jobs, computing, programming
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