In the global society, education and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are intimately connected. Technology is evolving at such a pace that digital literacy is a growing issue to be addressed by all sectors of the society. More than ever, it is important to prepare young students for a digital society and upcoming digital jobs. Gaining the skills and confidence they need to use digital technology, these young students will become more responsible agents when interacting with technologies.
By delivering innovative curricula that further explores coding as a means to solve problems in other subjects such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic), the Junior Code Academy project will better prepare students for a future where they are in control of their destiny and will provide tools for teachers to nurture the young talents to go further and take charge of tomorrow.
The project responds to three main priorities of the Erasmus+:
In a collaborative approach where stakeholders are involved, partners will build curricula on coding for students aged 10-15 and will compile a set of resources and lesson plans for each grade.
The development of the curricula guide comprises several steps, including (among others) the following:
• Research survey/analysis
• Gathering and compiling resources database
• Preparing and testing the guide in different schools
School community, including teachers and other staff, students and parents.
Educational and training providers,
including besides schools, universities and research departments (particularly organisations and individuals connected to coding skills and ICT applied to
educational and training settings)
Policy makers, including public bodies and international organisations in the fields of the project, and general public