As computers are being used more and more in education, there will soon be no role for teachers in the classroom. Do you agree or disagree?
Modern technology has led to advancements in most aspects of people’s lives, especially in the field of education. As a result, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of students relying on computers for study. According to some people, this change will lead to a decrease in the importance of teachers in the classroom. In my opinion, though computers are helpful in education, they cannot replace teachers effectively.
Those who believe that the role of teachers is diminishing allege that computers can help some students progress in their studies quicker than in original classrooms. For example, in the same classroom, students have different intellectual capacities, thus some would be tied to a slow advance in their studies because of others’ incapacity of understanding. In this way, pupils could progress in their acquisition of knowledge at their own pace using computers.
However, sometimes the presence of the teacher is essential for students because human contact influences them in positive ways. Firstly, students realize that they are not dealing with a machine but with a human being who deserves attention and respect. They also learn the importance of studying in group and respect other students, which helps them improve their social skills. Moreover, teachers are required in the learning process because they acknowledge some students’ deficiencies and help them solve their problems by repeating the same explanation, giving extra exercises, or even suggesting a private tutor. Hence, students can have a bigger chance not to fail in a subject.
In conclusion, the role of teachers in the learning process is still very important and it will continue in the future because no machine can replace human interaction.