[Its.an.education.project] Further training
yoshiki at vpri.org
Wed May 7 22:37:02 CEST 2008
At Mon, 05 May 2008 22:16:17 +0545,
Bryan Berry wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-05-05 at 18:18 +0200,
> Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> > > We didn't want to teach teachers about programming when many of them
> > > hadn't yet used a computer in their lives and most have extremely
> > > limited English skills.
> > Heh, this is exactly how people of my age (I'm 33) were exposed
> > to computers for the first time (I'd play with my friend's VIC20
> > when we were around 7 or 8).
> Agreed, some of the kids at the schools will pick up programming even if
> limited to none English skills. My comments were directed towards the
> teachers, not kids. It will take time to introduce programming to them.
Yes, and let us not get excited to see some small success stories
too much (how much it is nice). No matter what it is, some kids get
it right away, and any education method works for *some* kids. What
we should be concerned is the next 80% of kids in the classrooms.
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