Learn about Coding and Robotics in the Foundation Phase, and how best to teach this exciting, new subject!
Coding and Robotics is a new subject introduced by the Department of Basic Education for grade 1 – 9 in South Africa. It aims to prepare learners for the Fourth Industrial Revolution by introducing technology, processes, and ways of thinking that allow them to live and work in a digitally-enabled society.
Coding and Robotics Knowledge Strands
The Coding and Robotics Foundation Phase subject in grades 1 to 3 consist of the following Knowledge Strands:
- Pattern Recognition and Problem Solving
- Algorithms and Coding
- Robotics Skills
- Internet and E-Communication
- Application Skills
21st Century Skills
The Coding and Robotics subject is aimed at guiding and preparing learners to solve problems, think critically, work collaboratively and creatively, function in a digital and information-driven world, apply digital and ICT skills and to transfer these skills to solve everyday problems and its possibilities, including equipping learners for meaningful and successful living in a rapidly changing and transforming society.