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Comment: Teaches game logic, not programming (Score 2, Insightful) 124

by jjl (#28666531) Attached to: How To Teach Programming To Kids, Via XBox

I don't think these kind of approaches really teach programming. Programming is so much more about the structure of a whole program down to the minute details and everything in between, including the strict syntax.

These game-oriented things are great, but what one learns with them is basically just a certain way how logic how object and AI interaction can work in games. And the logic is input using a finely crafted UI.

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