IRELAND’S Digital Champion, David Puttnam, has warmly welcomed the request by Minister Bruton to the Government’s curriculum advisers, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, to consider ways of integrating coding into the primary curriculum.
Lord Puttnam has noted that under the Programme for Partnership, the government has committed to modernising the education system and evolving the curriculum to focus on the future needs, abilities and capacity of students.
‘I believe that children and young people are our single most precious asset. We need to become significantly more imaginative in the way we educate them. We must actively embrace digital technologies in learning at every level and equip young people with the key enabling skills,’ he said.