Welcome to teacher-less classrooms


Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye

Nikki Kaye

A classroom where a digital teacher delivers a lesson from another city is being touted as the way forward for education in the 21st century.

The education and science select committee’s “Inquiry into 21st century learning environments and digital literacy” focuses on redesigning education and creating modern schools.

The committee has set out 48 recommendations from 90 submissions and if adopted in full, every student will learn from their own device, possibly in their own time and potentially in a different location to their digital teacher.

Associate Education Minister and committee chairwoman Nikki Kaye called for the inquiry last year after finding digital literacy varied across communities, and no other governments had acted on the issue.

“We heard [submissions] that said there will also be more opportunities for students to access content from around the world, or a teacher in another New Zealand location.

“We believe that the future of learning will be blended; students will combine learning from online and video technology with group work and individual study.

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/8283607/Welcome-to-teacher-less-classrooms


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