Coding and Karli Coding

The entire world attaches great importance to developing digital literacy, which is learning about coding – not just to code – and this is at the very source of what Karli Coding offers:

“Teaching coding: transferring coding skills in a fun environment to school aged children”.   

Although coding seems ambiguous, it is possible to streamline coding with the right education as long as the basic knowledge is well delivered to children in an appropriate setting, developing their coding knowledge into a skill that they can use in their daily lives and later in their employment.  

Many jobs of the future will be linked to coding or at the very least, understanding coding and embracing it as a basic skill set.  According to one published research:

“Coding is no longer optional, for anyone. Coding is more and more not just a job but also a required basic skill. New job definitions are being created every year that combines programming with other skill sets. Demand for data analysts in the last year alone has grown four-fold by a number of job openings. And within that field demand for data visualization has grown 25-fold.  Not 25 percent — not 250 percent, but 25 HUNDRED percent growth in job openings for data visualization…”. Coding, simply put, teaches thinking and therefore supports other sciences and even art: “While coding does go hand-in-hand with methodical and process driven subjects, it can offer so much more in a variety of subjects. Coding allows artists, historians, geographers and more to explore, discover, and express themselves”. Coding teaches to build algorithms, encourages progress, and develops problem solving skills and creativity.

Technology and computing have become synonymous with innovation and development, with coding as their digital building block.  Coding has thus become a vital skill to develop for children today.

Coding courses are part of the National Curriculum in the UK from Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) to Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16) .  The aims of the new curriculum for all pupils are that they:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

The best coding education, like learning a foreign language, art or sports, starts at an early age.  Today more than ever, it is important for children to start writing computer programs, to learn thinking like a programmer and to become self-confident productive and creative coders.  In the light of all developments in this area, teaching coding to children with appropriate methods suited to their age and level has become one of the most important focuses of the education system. Karli Coding aims to transform children from passive computer and tablet users into technological producers through teaching coding.  This education will positively affect children’s relationships with technology and the world of information, and will also improve their creativity and their relationship with other sciences, such as mathematics.

Coding education, which is a new and technical field, is seen as a complex subject for many parents and teachers, and there is some indecision on how to go about transferring this important skill to children.   Some children may feel inadequate or behind in this field, and may be biased against coding and technology, compared to children who have already been informed about it in outside classroom settings. However, there are many products and programs designed for coding education available to children.  Specialized courses and tutoring make it possible to apply various techniques appropriate to the personality and level of each child and to develop their coding skills. In this statement, the emphasis is in personalized education. Receiving such a personalized training program at Karli Coding will provide an enormous advantage to children.  

It is important for children to be encouraged and empowered in learning coding.  This is one of the major advantages Karli Coding offers to its students. In coding, there are techniques and applications that can be of interest to any child, and Ms. Karli can identify the appropriate tools to  be used in teaching coding and provide children with age and level appropriate tailored programs in coding.

Karli Coding’s training program starts with courses designed to deliver the basic logic of coding and algorithms to 4 to 5 age group by using creative drama, drawings, games and robotic toys in enriching the learning experience. From age of 6, coding courses are offered using computers and tablets. From age of 12, programming languages as Phyton, JS., HTML,. are part of the course offering.  All courses are tailored based on age and level of each student. Additionally, these courses can be offered in Turkish language to promote learning of an additional skill wrapped in one training session.

All courses are delivered in on-to-one, in a group or online settings customizable to each student’s needs, interests, age and level with underlying aim to minimize or eliminate any doubt or insecurity a student may feel toward a technology based topic.