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Thursday, 14 March, 2019
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""Robotics curriculum will have a strong foundation in engineering in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and will enable learners to build and operate robots through programming code.""
- Angie Motshekga
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WEB NEXT 30 YEARS ASPIRATIONS, CODING, ROBOTICS CURRICULA FOR GRADE R-9
"To realise that potential, organisations - be it in healthcare, education, or any other industry - must be able to understand the power of connections and securely extract value from them. In addition, they need to manage the complexity that comes with the explosion of connecting people, places, ideas and things across a network."
As the World Wide Web marks 30 years in existence, South Africans say the Internet should make it possible for better access to education over the next three decades.
This was revealed in a Cisco report, which surveyed over 11 000 people, including 1 000 from SA, who shared their experience and hopes for the Internet.
According to Cisco, the research was carried out online by Opinion Matters between 27 February and 8 March, with respondents from across Belgium, France, Germany, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Italy, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, SA, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and the UK.
In terms of the survey, the majority (83%) of South Africans believe the Internet can enable access to education for future generations. This figure, says Cisco, is higher than the 63% average across the 13 countries surveyed.
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The South African government is developing curricula for coding and robotics for grades R to 9.
So said minister of basic education Angie Motshekga. "To create a sustainable industrialisation and keep pace with the world, South Africa is developing coding as well as robotics curricula to be included in GET [general education and training] from Grade R-9," said Motshekga.
She said the curricula will provide learners with an understanding of coding and robotics, and will develop their skills and competencies to prepare them for the fourth industrial revolution.
"The curricula will ensure our schooling system produces learners with the foundations for future work, and equip them with skills for the changing world," the minister said.
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