Parent Driven DevelopmentEpisode 065: Teaching Programming to Kids with FelienneWelcome, Felienne!
Felienne is the creator of the Hedy programming language, and was one of the founders of the Joy of Coding conference. Since 2016, she has been a host at SE radio, one of the most popular software engineering podcasts on the web. Felienne is the author of “The Programmer’s Brain” a book that helps programmers understand how their brains work and how to use it more effectively. In 2021, Felienne was awarded the Dutch Prize for ICT research.
0:50 How does Felienne become interested in programming education?Research field towards programming educationLove of kids3:33 Methods and strategies to help kids understandRelevant for professionals Full concentration disables full memory, so she lowers the cognitive loadAfter time, memory starts to build and functioning increases6:02 Maximizing different learning styles in kidsLearn their preferencesChallenges their default learning style9:57 Felienne’s new bookHow people learn programmingThe more information you know about your brain can help you understand how you learn11:40 Interesting findingsCognitive load14:00 Top tips related to programmingRefactoring for personal comprehension Let go of one golden standard that code is suppose to look like17:29 Specific differences between professionals and kidsMotivation Concrete vs open ended expression20:50 - 1 take awayTake the kids hands, and guide them22:20Allison and her husband score a few days each solo as they transition back into their home #geniusFelienne’s students fuss over the different symbols of division in coding #failHow can I support the podcast?