Teaching Foundation Phase Coding and Robotics

The Department of Basic Education in South Africa has introduced Coding and Robotics for grades 1-9 to prepare students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The subject methodology emphasizes computational thinking and engineering design, focusing on knowledge strands like Pattern Recognition, Problem Solving, Algorithms and Coding, Robotics Skills, Internet and E-Communication, and Application Skills. The curriculum seeks to develop 21st-century skills, fostering critical thinking, collaboration, and digital literacy. A series of textbooks directly responding to this new curriculum has also been published, offering rich content and practical activities for each knowledge strand.

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