BLUFArtificial Intelligence enhances a teacher's performance but can't replace a real teacher's ability to adapt and connect.
AI teachers (the mechanical teacher) can:
- Undertake a diagnostic test to tailor the curriculum.
- Improve student outcomes.
- 'Teach' at the level it's programmed.
- Improve efficiency by freeing up the human teacher to provide 'one on one attention.
What they can't do:
- Adapt quickly to meet the student's needs.
- Read student emotions.
- Provide additional help if a student does not understand a concept.
- Inspire their pupils.
A good teacher:
- Is adaptable and enhances understanding and social skills.
- Collaborates and builds a rapport with their students.
- Is friendly and 'connects' with pupils.
- Listens, disciplines and is patient.
AI in China:
- Uses facial recognition technology to mark the roll and enrol new students.
- Analyses teachers as they teach and monitors their and their students' performance.
- Sep 2020 Sherpa.ai The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Learning, Teaching and Education.
- Feb 2021 BigData 5 ways teachers are embracing artificial intelligence right now.
- Aug 202 The Conversation Let’s face it — children miss valuable ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ learning moments during remote schooling