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Re: [seul-edu] Language to teach 10 year olds
I am most grateful for these discussions. The open source model as applied to educational theory is a natural fit.
The question of teaching programming or theory to 10 year olds does not strike me as a dichotomy. Everything we try to teach is (or should be) fundamentally metacognition. What allows better thinking about thinking than programming, regardless of the example/language?
Although, developmentally, the child learns to walk by practicing walking, it is a significant that the child who practices crawling first becomes a more successful reader.
Pierre Gregoire, MLIS
Director of Technology
Fenton Community High School
Bensenville, IL 60106
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