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To code or not to code, 
 Is that the question? Computers are at the
To code or not to code, 
 Is that the question? Computers are at the

To code or not to code, Is that the question?

Computers are at the heart of the economy, and coding is at the heart of computers. Australia’s prosperity depends on equipping the next generation with the skills they need to thrive in this environment, but does this mean that we need to teach everyone how to code? Coding has a proud role in digital technology’s past, but is it an essential skill in the future? Our relationship with technology is evolving and coding, while still important, is just one of the many new skills that will be required.

We will be holding a round table discussion to explore the following questions:

What is the intention behind “we need to teach everyone to code”?

What educational and social outcomes we should be striving for?

Are there key skills from “learning to code” not covered in the current curriculum?

Is there a better definition for digital literacy?

How does digital literacy relate to coding and the rest of computer science?

How do we demystify digital technology and bring the community along?

The workshops are part of series that will contribute to a research project undertaken by Deloitte's Centre for the Edge and Geelong Grammar's School of Creative Education.

Please contact Peter Evans-Greenwood <pevansgreenwood@deloitte.com.au> if you are interested in participating.