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Embracing the Future: Coding & Robotics as a skill of the future

by | Jan 25, 2024 | News

Last year, Oxford University Press held four digital launch events to engage schools with our digital product offering.

The programme included topical EduTech concerns that South African schools and teachers are currently grappling with. Jonathan du Plessis, Chief Marketing Officer at Resolute Robotics, spoke about Coding & Robotics as a skill of the future.

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, it’s imperative to equip students with skills that transcend traditional boundaries. Coding and Robotics has emerged as powerful contenders in shaping the future of classrooms, paving the way for a new era of learning and innovation.

In an era dominated by technology, preparing students for the future job market is vital. Coding and Robotics are not just skills, they are tools that foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. These skills lay the foundation for a workforce that is not only adaptable, but also capable of navigating the challenges presented by an increasingly automated world.

Oxford University Press (OUP) has partnered with Resolute Education to integrate cutting-edge educational resources into classrooms. The collaboration aims to prepare South Africa’s youth for a future with jobs that are yet to be created, setting a precedent for educational institutions and suppliers to work together for the enrichment of young minds.

The goal of computer science education is to equip students with the ability to understand and harness the power of technology. It goes beyond coding and robotics, encompassing computational thinking and problem-solving skills. The aim is to nurture a generation that can leverage technology to drive innovation and shape a better future.

The OUP and Resolute Education partnership underscores the commitment to preparing students for the future. Embracing coding and robotics is not just about learning a new skill; it’s about shaping a generation capable of navigating the complexities of tomorrow’s world with confidence and innovation. The classroom of the future is one where students are not just taught but empowered to become architects of their own technological destinies.

Watch the full video here:

by Jarita Raga, Marketing Content Specialist, Oxford University Press Southern Africa

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