Essay On Teachers Should Not Be Replaced By Computers

A computer is an electronic device which has the ability to receive, transform data into information while a teacher on the other hand is a person who provides education for pupils (children) and students (adults). Computers have an advantage over teachers because they cannot get tired, they have been programmed to analyse people, have human driven qualities like patience.

To begin with, computers do not have blood running through their veins and so do not get tired as humans do. A computer can teach pupils for twenty four hours a day without taking a rest.

Furthermore, computers have a character of patience since they are machines. They can recite an “ABC” song over and over again for a thousand times without screaming at children but humans will become angry and furious at these little children after the eight songs.

Another fact is that, computers can analyse and detects faults in whatever event the student partake in. For instance, a computer can know that this particular student is finding it hard to differentiate between this and that even when it was being recited loudly. Humans do not have such qualities even the psychologists.

Teachers on the other hand do not have all these skills but they can instil moral discipline in children. Computers on the other hand cannot do this. Teachers who are humans can use some illustrations which the child can easily understand.

Many schools cannot also afford the cost of buying and maintaining computers. Some parts of this world is now developing.

Computers also cannot know human gestures and it has much of its teachings based on theories with just little practical’s.

Also many parents prefer teachers to computers they see that student can misconduct themselves in class but the computer cannot punish them.

Also many children have sense of fear in them when teachers are around.

Another point worthy of mention is the facts many people find it difficult to use computer. Some students do not know how to use these machines.

Some students find it boring sitting behind computers for long periods of time. This makes students feel trapped behind the machine.

According to health experts, people who do not take ergonomic breaks when using the computers and may suffer from chronic ailment such as damaged spinal cords, eye problem, wrist pains, neck strains and other computer related diseases.

In conclusion, both computers and teachers have contributed immensely to the development of education in the world.

In my opinion, I think that computers can never and ever replace human teachers as long as human beings are reproducing.

Thank You.



AUTHOR: ANANE ASARE KWAKU



There is an onslaught of technology on the modern classroom. Teachers, administrators, parents, and students alike are being told that technology is the whetstone with which we can all sharpen our education system. Technology can open doors, expand minds, and change the world.

That may be true, but it's not the panacea that it's been made out to be. As much innovation as the iPad may bring to the classroom, it's not going to replace a teacher anytime soon. In fact, the influx of technology like iPads means there is a greater need for teachers. We need teachers who are part early adopter, part integrator, and part mad scientist. The modern teacher must be willing to take chances and able to figure out how not just how technology works, but how it works for each student, and where its use is most appropriate.

Personalized tech-infused learning is the future of education. We started Edudemic to share the best education technology resources. Now it's no longer good enough to just share resources. So we started Modern Lessons in an effort to bring all teachers, parents, and students around the world up to speed on modern technology. It is our goal to help bring personalized tech-infused learning to classrooms around the world. Not just the ones in first world countries, but to find efficient ways to bring technology into the classrooms of every country.

There is a problem, however. When someone mentions using technology in education, the conversation shifts away from education and pedagogy, and transforms into dreams of shiny new gizmos and gadgets filling our classrooms. That's a problem - It's not about the technology. Rather, the sleek and ever more powerful devices that are coming down the pipeline are simply one part of a teacher's toolkit. The technology is not the lesson, it is there to enhance the lesson.

A classroom with one iPad or one laptop for every student may offer opportunities that a classroom with one computer for the teacher to use does not. But technology in such abundance is not education's magic bullet. Instead of having an all-technology-all-the-time classroom, teachers should leverage the technology when it can ameliorate the lesson. You can flip your classroom without relying solely on technology. Project-based learning activities don't have to happen in totally tech driven environments.

Our classrooms are changing, and without a doubt they will look quite different in five or ten years than they do today. New technologies are being developed quickly, and with so many different trends taking hold, it is yet to be seen what will be shaken out and what will stick. Will MOOCs or a similar online learning concept start to take over? Will we have robots for teachers?

One thing we feel strongly about: teachers aren't going anywhere. Whatever word you choose - teacher, tutor, preceptor, or something else - the role a teacher plays in the classroom is huge. Everyone knows this on a personal level, and can identify a teacher or mentor who has had influence on us or changed our trajectories in a positive way.

Teachers are not, and cannot be automatons handing out information to students. They are leaders, guides, facilitators, and mentors. They encourage students when they struggle, and inspire them to set and reach for their goals. They are role models, leading by example and giving direction when necessary. A computer can give information, but a teacher can lend a hand, or an ear, and discern what's necessary for a student to succeed, and to want to succeed.

So yes, technology is going to play a critical role in the future of education. But not as big a role as that of a teacher.

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