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Koodikerho (code club) presentation in English

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Koodikerhos (Finnish for code clubs) are after-school clubs where children learn the basics of programming.

This presentation was held on Aug 7th 2015

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  • Sorry, but we don't have coding clubs open at the moment where anybody could enroll. Most of the clubs are organized in co-operation with a school, and the local pupils fill it as soon they are announced. We hope to scale up and increase the amount of offerings in near future.
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  • Can you please specify where will be the club location and how to enroll my son (age 11, grade 5)? When will be the starting date? Please let us know.
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Koodikerho (code club) presentation in English

  1. 1. Presentation by Otto Kekäläinen The Fin-Est co-operation meeting at the Ministry of Education, Finland Coding clubs in Finland
  2. 2. A weekly hobby for as many as possible Koodikerho's (code clubs) are after-school clubs where children learn the basics of programming
  3. 3. 9 years and up For boys and girls in the 3.-5. grade in the elementary school Plans to extend target group once primary focus is covered Executed in sync with the new general teaching plan by in Finland
  4. 4. Example: Code.org Frozen
  5. 5. Show the code
  6. 6. Robot uses JavaScript moveForward(100); turnRight(90); moveForward(100); Spice up learning with robots instead of just sitting at the screen!
  7. 7. (Mostly) volunteer activity Individual clubs are run by teachers, university students, parents and other volunteers. National organisation and funding for country-wide co-ordination planned.
  8. 8. We want to improve the economy, democracy and everything in the age of the information society by making computational thinking a common and strong skill It took over 300 years after Gutenberg for reading to become a common skill Why teach coding?
  9. 9. Coding will become common knowledge just like reading, writing and counting
  10. 10. More information in English will later be published at koodikerho.f

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