Programma il Futuro  Coding arrives in schools Programma il Futuro  Coding arrives in schools

Programma il Futuro
Coding arrives in schools

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For the school year 2014-2015, the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), in collaboration with the National Inter-University Consortium for Informatics (CINI), has launched the “Programma il Futuro" (Coding the Future) initiative as part of the #labuonascuola project – aimed at providing schools with a set of simple and easily accessible fun tools in order to teach students the basic concepts of computer science and computational thinking.

We interviewed Enrico Nardelli of the University of Rome Tor Vergata and Giorgio Ventre of the University of Naples Federico II, the two coordinators of the project for the CINI.

Enrico Nardelli:

We can certainly say that the 20th century was the century of mass literacy, whereas this century focuses on digital literacy. This implies that young people need to progress from being simple “consumers of technology” to people who can apply computational thinking in order to understand, control and develop contents. All this will help them to solve problems and seize the opportunities that society can already offer them today. Hence, the need for a national plan for Italian schools.