A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Coding skills as a success factor for a society




List of Authors: Tuomi Pauliina, Multisilta Jari, Saarikoski Petri, Suominen Jaakko
Publisher: Springer
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Education and Information Technologies
Volume number: 23
Issue number: 1

Abstract
Digitalization is one of the most promising ways to increase
productivity in the public sector and is needed to reform the economy by
creating new innovation related jobs. The implementation of digital
services requires problem solving, design skills, logical thinking, an
understanding of how computers and networks operate, and programming
competence. These abilities can be considered as coding skills. The aim
of the study is to find and classify the different approaches and
methods of promoting and learning coding skills. In addition, coding
initiatives in Finland are analyzed both from both an historical and a
present-day point of view. As a result, we identified three different
approaches to learning coding skills: 1) in formal settings (schools
within the curriculum); 2) in non-formal settings (online, after school
clubs); 3) in informal events (hackathons, jams etc.). In many cases,
schools are utilizing coding events and materials created by non-profit
organizations, governments, or companies. Coding is also learned in
after school clubs on robotics or by creating devices using cheap
computing hardware such as the Raspberry Pi.

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