As Code.org has suggested in one analysis, it is forecast that by 2020 those who did not major in a computer-related area will nonetheless have a job that requires computer skills. Accordingly, different countries and non-profit organizations are proposing a variety of solutions for disseminating coding education.
Coding education is not merely aimed at teaching future skills.
Clare Sutcliffe, the co-founder of the U.K. Code Club said, “Coding education will become even more useful since it not only teaches coding, but also teamwork and problem solving skills.”
“Also, children gain a creative tool and the know-how to make what they want through coding,” explained Sutcliffe.
Furthermore, Jeannette Marie Wing, the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research, said that coding education helps to develop creativity, logical thinking and problem-solving abilities through computational thinking (CT, 2005: Thinking ability to solve problems efficiently based on the basic concepts and principles of computing).