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Learning to Code: Perceptions of coding education in Canada from students and working professionals

December 03, 2018


There is a sizable gap in male and female students’ self-perceptions of coding competencies, according to a recent report by The Learning Partnership that analyzed Canadian secondary and post-secondary student attitudes toward coding. The report draws on empirical data to highlight the positive impact that early exposure to computer science courses can have on students as they progress through their education and careers. The benefits of early exposure to coding are echoed by many students themselves: Most high school students surveyed as part of the study felt that coding should be taught as early as possible in the education system – optimally, at the Grade 1 to 3 levels. This belief was most strongly held by those students who self-reported a high degree of comfort with, and understanding of, coding at the secondary or post-secondary level.

This study was made possible by support from the Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Propeller Project.

Click here to read the full report and learn more about the trajectory of learning to code in Canada: