Kenyatta University To Train Primary And Secondary Teachers On Coding,
Kenyatta University To Train Primary And Secondary Teachers On Coding
This is the outcome of a partnership between Kenyatta University and Kodris Africa.
- The short course will cover topics such as curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, and classroom management.
- The VC added that coding is an important skill which when acquired helps children to become producers, not just consumers.
Teachers will now enroll for short courses that seek to impart coding skills.
This is the outcome of a partnership between Kenyatta University and Kodris Africa which will be managed by three faculty members.
The short course will cover topics such as curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, and classroom management.
KU VC Paul Wainaina expressed his commitment to enhancing the acquisition of digital skills.
“Our commitment is borne out of our understanding that these skills are highly sought-after today and will greatly contribute to Kenya’s participation in the global digital economy,” Wainaina said.
The VC added that coding is an important skill that when acquired helps children to become producers, not just consumers.
“As technology becomes increasingly integrated into every aspect of society, the ability to code is becoming a fundamental skill for many careers,” Wainaina added.
The teachers who will be selected from both public and private schools will be able to teach learners about coding, like any other subject.
Kodris Africa CEO Muguno Munene said this is the first partnership in Africa.
Munene now says the skills acquired by teachers will not only help them to teach but also help in making life decisions.
“We are honoured that Kenyatta University is on board and ready to prepare teachers to deliver these lessons which will in turn create a great impact as learners acquire 21st-century skills,” Munene said.
The team leader will be Francis Kiarie of the Department of Management Science, supported by Olivia Opere of the Department of Educational Foundations and Maina Muuro of the Department of Computing and IT.
The Kodris coding guide gives you access to numerous online or classroom activities for learners, as well as access to various examples and solutions to the tasks in the Kodris Africa platform.
When a learner goes to the teacher’s dashboard, teachers are able to track their students’ progress and see how many stars each student has scored.
The pilot program for coding classes was conducted among 150 schools.
Through the Digital Literacy Programme Technical Implementing Committee, the ICT Authority and the Ministry of Education will select the first batch of pilot public schools.
The move is expected to play a key role in the content deployment of DLP.
DLP has seen the government distribute more than 1.2 million laptops for learners across the country.