Name: Jodel Delectable
I disagree with the assertion from the article because; regardless, there will always be necessity for teachers. According to tedtalk, the type of teaching education we have now started three hundred years ago in British Empire. Therefore, to take away a system like that they will need to wipe out the root; so, it will take decades to do so. As a matter of fact, most of the websites from the articles are tutorial’s website for teachers. They furnish info for those who does not know how to prepare a lesson plan, or those who need guidance. In my perspective in the next two decades or less scholar books will not be as important as it is today. For instance, somewhere in the article the author reported that a teacher said”I don’t ever write my own lesson plan anymore. I just give credit to the person who did.” To me, that statement shows that some teachers are lazy to read books in order to process their job properly.
The problem with Ted in tedtalk is that all his experiments were made in different villages of India only and he picked some videos in London and Australia to support his ideology. Then, he made his conclusion about future of education base on that. So, what about kids from other countries? Are they as smart as Indian kids or smarter than them? It is true that Ted did prove that very soon there will be no need for teachers in education; and he did that. Meanwhile, after scrutinizing tedtalk he said after an experiment he made several times with the Indian kids, they still had zero he stated “we need teachers.” Regardless the type of learning they use, student will always need a teacher, specifically a human being not a machine!
Actually with the evolution of technology especially the internet where teachers and students can find everything does not make education better. Before when students were doing research paper, they went to library, they read books; and that improved their thinking and made them wiser. Nowadays students find information easily, but education, especially math and science, in USA is not getting better internationally, according to http://www.pewresearch.org. There is a statement from the article, which is ““schools as we know them are obsolete” because the country no longer need teacher.” Basically, schools are obsolete because of involvement of technology; students are lazy to do educational research. They don’t spend time to read anymore. From the article a principal said “we’re at the point where the internet pretty much supplies everything we need…..” on that statement if they do not dissociate education and technology, education will never get better. In fact, the day they decide to replace teachers with machine that will be the end of education not only in USA but in every country that adapt this system.
If by any chance they attempt to replace teacher by machine, which I don’t believe that will happen, there will be a major decade in education. However, the best way for teachers to survive this fight is to get themselves efficient, get use to the new software, and the most important is to keep up with the technology.