The CAPS Coding and Robotics Curriculum is a significant development in the educational landscape, designed to equip learners with essential computer programming and robotics skills. Aimed at fostering problem-solving abilities and critical thinking, this curriculum has been introduced across various grades, from the foundation phases to the senior phase. Through hands-on activities and collaborative projects, learners are encouraged to develop practical communication skills, setting them up for success in an increasingly digital world.
The curriculum encompasses specific learning objectives, including introducing coding and robotics, focus areas, and content guidelines. Teachers are reskilled and trained to confidently deliver the new subject matter, ensuring that lessons are engaging, informative, and impactful on the learners’ futures. Resources and time allocation have also been carefully considered to provide a well-rounded learning experience.
The CAPS Coding and Robotics Curriculum has been implemented across South Africa as a pilot project in selected schools to gradually introduce the new subject matter and assess its feasibility. The success of this venture relies on the collective efforts of dedicated teachers and the support from educational departments to create a strong foundation in STEM fields, contributing to the next generation’s innovative thinking and technological prowess.