Education High school students given hands-on coding experience The Saigon Times Daily Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020,15:15 (GMT+7) High school students given hands-on coding experienceThe Saigon Times Daily Students at The American School practice programming Sphero robots during a CODE4Schools workshop – PHOTO: COURTESY OF ORGANIZER HCMC – RMIT University Vietnam’s Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE) has over the past year introduced robots to high schools to teach students coding and other key digital skills. Associate Professor Jerry Watkins, director of CODE, said this is an extension of the center’s mandate. “One of CODE’s original briefs was to support school teachers in Vietnam with digital innovation in curriculum, pedagogy and more, and we’ve had a lot of initiatives around that since May 2016 when we were founded,” he said. “CODE4Schools is our latest schools-focused initiative, for which we’re working directly with teachers and students from both Vietnamese and international high schools.” Associate Professor Watkins and the CODE team have been developing fun ways to engage students and teachers with focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, with a particular emphasis on coding and robotics. “CODE does a lot of work with both local public schools and international schools, and also sometimes bilingual schools,”… Read full this story
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