Episode 3: Reading, Writing, and… Programming?
“To prepare humanity for the next 100 years, we need more of our children to learn computer programming skills, regardless of their future profession. Along with reading and writing, the ability to program is going to define what an educated person is.”
-Salman Kahn, Founder of Kahn Academy
Computers are taking over the world. Practically every single object we use in our daily lives has some kind of electronic “brain” humming along inside. And where there’s intelligence, there’s likely intelligent design. Enter the modern computer programmer.
In this episode Andrew and Brent discuss the role of programming in traditional education. They discuss the value of adding coding courses into mainstream curriculum, and they debate whether education is doing its job in a rapidly evolving information-centric society.