Spain believes that making classes fun and giving campers a sense of achievement is of fundamental importance when introducing children to a new experience.
She believes that teaching code to children should be quite different from teaching code to adults and she spends a large amount of her time developing curriculum for classes, with an emphasis on fun, that kids find exciting and rewarding.
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Spain Hughes-Fagan is the director of Ripcoder Club in Monkstown where she mixes her interest in coding and engineering with her love of teaching.
Spain moved to Ireland from Canada in 1999 after completing her MBA in marketing and IT. Spain worked as a web-developer, building content management systems for websites until 2015 when she set up Ripcoder Club.
It was through her involvement with the CoderDojo movement that Spain first became involved with teaching coding to children.
WHAT YOUR CHILD WILL EXPERIENCE:
• Campers will experience the basic concepts involved with computer programming using the latest methodologies and technology to make it accessible for all.
• Campers will learn the basics of electronics , simple circuitry, and electromagnetism using fun and engaging mini projects.
• Building software and engineering projects will not only be fun, but will also give children a strong sense of accomplishment. We hope also that the experience will give children a sense of self-efficacy. This self-belief can spell over into all aspects of their life.