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The way we teach coding is all wrong. Here's how it needs to change

The way we teach coding is all wrong. Here's how it needs to change

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Students are set up to fail

The growing popularity of coding has led to an increase in coding schools and online boot camps. The schools are designed to produce students who have a working knowledge of software development and are ideally hireable.

But this crash-course approach

Students are mostly just taught the fundamentals, but they lack the hands-on experience that connects to marketplace needs.

Learning to code is just the start. Only 40 % of software development is writing code. The field is far more varied and rewarding. P...

  • Hands-on experience will always be the deciding factor. University courses and coding programs should encourage as much project work as possible to equip students with a working knowledge of all the components of the software development cycle.
  • Specific too...

The software industry develops rapidly, and many universities and coding programs cannot keep up with the change. They often teach the stuff that is long outdated.

However, we live in an industry where change is constant. Teachers will have to adapt and continually update the cours...

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