DevTech seeks to understand the cognitive and neural basis of computer programming in young children. Since computer programming is traditionally associated with problem solving, it is grouped with STEM disciplines when entering schools. However, the underlying assumption – that programming abilities are related to math and general problem solving skills – has not gone unchallenged. We are investigating if programming may also be related to the cognitive processes associated with language.
This work comes at a time when there is a re-envisioning of STEM in early childhood education as well as a push for integrating coding at all levels of the educational system.
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