Coding can teach problem solving and critical thinking, Donohue says

Chip Donohue

Chip Donohue

Chip Donohue, Ph.D., director of Erikson’s TEC Center, and Erikson alumnus Brian Puerling, director of education technology at Catherine Cook School in Chicago, spoke to School Library Journal about how coding and programming skills can help young children with language development, problem solving, and critical thinking.

According to the article, “Coding brings young children rich opportunities for language development and the ‘notion of learning from mistakes,’ says Chip Donohue.” He also said the skills create “habits of mind that are essential for the 21st century.”

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