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Discussion on: Should programming be taught in schools?

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Austin S. Hemmelgarn

I think formal logic should be a much bigger part of primary education than it is in many parts of the world. Programming is a way this could be done that's likely to provide good engagement with the students, but I think the focus should be on the logic and mathematics and not the programming itself. The logic and math are going to be useful to most students regardless of what field they go into, but the programming will not necessarily.

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Reece Coombes Author

I agree. Logic (and also computational thinking) are fundamental skills that will go a long way in modern industry. Programming is obviously the most prominent application of these skills, but they can be applied to almost any job in any industry.