Computers are widely used in education and somepeople think teachers are not playing an importantrole in classroom. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Along with the mass use of computer technology ineducation circles, we are delighted to witness theuncountable conveniences be brought by computer.Some people even argue that teacher will not beimportant in classroom any more. Is thisreasonable? Personal speaking, I oppose holdingsuch a ridiculous conclusion.
In the first place, the feature of teaching defines teachers as an essential part in education. Itis well known that teaching is a process of mutual-communication: firstly, teachersimpart/initiate knowledge or ideas to students, then students should promptly transfer theirfeedback to teachers, moreover, teachers will give students the final interpretation accordingto their specific requirement. Besides, teachers also can (teach students in accordance of theiraptitude). In contrast, what computers can do is merely to display materials which havealready stored in their EMS memory or mechanically execute operator’s commands. We actuallycan not image what our education will being if computers substitute teachers totally.
As to another reason, it seems that teacher’s role as a supervisor is more and more overt.Computer is indeed a controversy, it not only can be an efficient education assistant, but alsocan become an addiction which includes too much violent and (pornographic propaganda).
Youngsters do not mature fully in psychology, therefore, without teachers' supervision, manychildren would spend hours playing computer games or surfing unhealthy websites, which areregarded as a waste of valuable time and intelligence, instead of trying to have a goodcommand of knowledge and skills.
We never deny that computers are absolutely an available education implements,furthermore, the combination of teacher and computer technology will greatly improve oureducation quality. However, from all of the grounds of argument mentioned above, we cansafely draw a conclusion that teacher will not be replaced by computer in the classroom.