Paradox Interactive brings programming to schools
Paradox Interactive, the studio behind successes such as Cities Skylines and Stellaris, are moving into the classroom to bring programming into the Swedish national curriculum.
After the announcement that programming would be taught in the 2018 Swedish school intake, Paradox Interactive have joined up with music giant, Spotify, to create teaching material to be used by academics.
The course, which is currently being piloted in three schools in Stockholm, consists of both a theory and practical elements. Projects include building the music player of the future and making digital superhero stories which tie into the children’s social studies.
Teachers will receive training material and support and can even test themselves before presenting the projects to their students.
“It’s not just about programming, but about the digital literacy in general that one needs for a connected life” said Viktor Sebes, one of the projects co-founders.This comes soon after the announcement that Susana Meze Graham, Paradox Interactive’s COO, was named the 5th most powerful female in tech this year in Sweden.