Coding has become an important skill in today's education. Coding is not only about learning technical knowledge related to how computers function but is also about developing a number of interconnected skills and competencies that are key to students success in school and beyond.
As students explore the world of coding and grapple with programming languages to demystify the mysterious functioning of the digital world, they pick up a number of soft and social skills along the way. These include: critical thinking, design thinking, creative thinking, flexible thinking, decision-making, problem-solving, strategic thinking, self-expression, logical reasoning, mathematical thinking, divergent thinking, systems thinking, and many more.
Coding also teaches students the importance of collaboration and effective communication. Students learn to work in teams, coordinate their efforts, and celebrate as they crack codes. Coding boosts students social emotional learning and enhances their sense of resilience, determination, perseverance, and self-expression.