Monday, July 31, 2017

For kids, coding should be secondary to empathy, collaboration, and problem-solving

Nervous about our automated future, some parents are pushing kids as young as two into coding classes. This level of enthusiasm from parents is admirable. They are, after all, only seeking to ensure success in a world increasingly being swallowed by automation. But as a recent New York Times piece points out: it may be entirely misplaced. Instead, researchers and educators argue, kids need to be taught fundamental skills that apply no matter which career path they select: collaboration, problem-solving, and empathy. Ken Goldberg, chairman in engineering at UC Berkeley told the New York Times: It’s a real misnomer that…

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