Teaching Practice

How does technology in the classroom affect the role of teachers and their relationships with students?

At the London Festival of Education, Bryn, a secondary school teacher of science, wanted to know how technology might impact on the role of teachers.  Will computers take over some of the delivery of content so that teachers can focus on building learning relationships with their students?

Professor Diana Laurillard discusses what digital technology brings to the classroom and what it can offer to students and teachers.  However, she is pessimistic about the future of technology development for teaching purposes in this country because of the lack of government support.  She is more optimistic about the inventiveness of individual teachers and their enthusiasm to create new and exciting ways to use technology in the classroom.


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