Developing creativity and logical thinking through coding
Coding is a means to develop both creativity and logical, structured thinking.
During the course the children are taught how a computer works “from the inside” in a simple and intuitive way and how to manage the technology on which it is based through child-friendly programming language: right from the start the children apply the rules they are taught, developing increasingly complex programmes.
The naturalness with which children and young people approach technology will be the starting point of a journey into the world of programming, discovering its fun and challenging aspects and finding in this new language all the creativity, logic and mathematics that have been part of our culture for thousands of years.
In this coding course children will learn how to think like a programmer and how to apply the same approach to creativity and logic in their everyday life.
The course is given by the organisation Coder Kids (www.coderkids.it), leader in this sector in Italy.
Target: the course is aimed at primary school pupils (classes 3a, 4a and 5a)
Frequency and length: once a week, 90 min
No. of lessons during the year: 20
Calendar: from October 2015 to March 2016
Groups: min. 8, max. 12 participants
Cost: € 520 (VAT included)
Additional costs for classroom materials (hand-outs, USB flash drive); surcharge of Euro 100 (VAT included) for pupils without their own laptop.