EDITORIAL: Kids soak up new skills like sponges

I'VE often spoken about the amazing speed at which kids master new technology.

Anytime my parents struggle with their phone or tablet they ask my kids to help them fix it.

So the fact that a greater importance is being placed on learning about technology in Queensland schools, I think, is a positive step forward.

Already my primary school-aged children are studying robotics, and my high schooler is doing basic coding programming.

The robotics program has always been popular but I wonder if the kids realise they are learning skills which could be very valuable to have in the future?

It's interesting to see the comment from Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk that one of the aims is for Asian languages to be obtained by students.

There have been many debates in our household over the validity of learning Japanese instead of German.

I think it's valuable for students to learn a second language, and if one will give them an advantage over another, then that is something to consider.



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