The future includes good (human) teachers

AI in education: The future includes good (human) teachers by an author (The Hechinger Report)

Some things just can’t be automated, and a teacher that makes you think is one of them.

As AI (artificial intelligence) takes over many aspects of our lives, people are beginning to wonder/examine the role of AI in education. This post posits that computers aren’t capable of the higher-order thinking that teachers can provide.

Like robots on an automotive assembly line, English AI can work 24 hours a day, doesn’t require benefits and can’t threaten its employer with a strike (yet). The future is upon us. We are now living in a world in which robots do many of the jobs we once thought the preserve of humans.

The future will leave room for human teachers. The future of work is parlance that describes all the discussions on the potential impact that artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics will have on jobs, skills, and wages, as defined by the consulting firm McKinsey.

This is one of the takeaways I had from the Friedman book, Thank you for being late. We will (are experiencing) digital disruption and displacement. There will be “robots” of all kinds in the future. The key will be developing individuals that can work with the robots, not be replaced by them.

Schleicher identified critical thinking, communication, collaboration and problem solving as necessary for students to successfully adapt to a world that employs robots. “However, ‘soft skills’ — such as creative and collaborative problem solving, social skills, mature judgment, skepticism, and adaptability — will be more important than ever,” according to researchers at CRPE, which published a series of essays on the topic. Schleicher also identified invaluable compound skills that require multiple competencies such as digital literacy, computational thinking and entrepreneurialism.

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