Computer coding to be introduced in Swedish primary schools

White, flat, laptop keyboardSweden’s government is introducing changes to the curriculum to ensure its youngest pupils get on board with tech as soon as possible.

From next year, primary school pupils will being to learn computer coding as part of the drive to improve young people’s digital competence.

Sweden is already a leader in technology, but giving young people this chance will ensure that the country is digitally literate.

Sweden’s education minister, Gustav Fridolin, said: “This means Sweden is taking the kind of approach we should have. Sweden should be a country where every kid in school is prepared for working life, and knowledge of programming needs to start early.”

Read more here from The Local

https://www.thelocal.se/20170313/swedish-kids-to-learn-computer-coding-and-how-to-spot-fake-news-in-primary-school

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