"The contemporary argument for teaching coding seems to be two-fold. The first aspect takes us back to the 1970s, when MIT Professor Seymour Papert developed the programming language LOGO and the Turtle device. For Papert, programming was a means of teaching logical or ‘procedural’ thinking, especially in the context of mathematics. However, his claims about the value of this ‘constructionist’ approach became progressively inflated over time.In October this year, the BBC will be providing a free pocket-sized computer called the Micro Bit to all one million incoming secondary school students in the UK. With the support of organizations ..."
Via Manuel Pinto