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Robotics and coding – coming to South African Grade-R classrooms

26 March 2021 2:05 PM
Tags:
Education
Coding
computer programming
robotics
Grade R
The Midday Report on CapeTalk
Nazareen Ebrahim
Socially Acceptable
Amy McIver
coding at school
pattern recognition
algorithms

South African Grade-R students and above will soon learn coding and robotics at school, says Nazareen Ebrahim.

Schools in South Africa will soon start teaching coding and robotics from Grade R to Grade Nine.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has called for comments on the inclusion of coding and robotics as subjects from Grade R.

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Amy McIver interviewed Nazareen Ebrahim, CEO of Socially Acceptable.

The areas they’ll look at from Grade R… are pattern recognition, algorithms and coding, robotic skills, internet and e-communicating, and application skills…

Nazareen Ebrahim, CEO - Socially Acceptable

In South African schools, the level of maths doesn’t prepare our kids for real-world challenges…

Nazareen Ebrahim, CEO - Socially Acceptable

I’m really hoping we’re getting always-on connectivity and infrastructure, so all South African kids have the same opportunities.

Nazareen Ebrahim, CEO - Socially Acceptable

Listen to the interview in the audio below.




26 March 2021 2:05 PM
Tags:
Education
Coding
computer programming
robotics
Grade R
The Midday Report on CapeTalk
Nazareen Ebrahim
Socially Acceptable
Amy McIver
coding at school
pattern recognition
algorithms

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