Major transformations in the world of teaching
With the rise of innovative educational technologies, classrooms have shifted dramatically from the traditional methods of chalk and board. Every day, administration and teachers are on the lookout for fresh and innovative ways to keep their learners engaged and to maintain a steady balance between work and play in the classroom.
Here are some of the major shifts that have transformed the world of teaching:
Emphasis on SEL skill development: Teaching in the 21st century is multifaceted. It not only concentrates on the child’s academic performance but also gives ample importance to the development of social and emotional skills. With the recognition that education can bolster the cognitive, social and emotional skills of adolescents to bring about positive changes in their lives, SEL programmes are being introduced in schools.
Incorporation of robots in pedagogic practices: Using robots as a teachers’ assistant to help increase students’ communication skills and engagement within classrooms is another upcoming revolutionary change in the realm of teaching. Robots are not yet capable enough to replace teachers in the classroom, but they are already being used to facilitate learning. From Tega, a social robot that acts as a learning companion, to AV-1 and Nao, robots are slowly making their way into classrooms.
Integration of the Internet of Things (IoT): Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that refers to connecting any device to the internet with an on and off switch. IoT is an integral tool that impacts both lesson plans and school designs. It also helps save money and enables energy efficiency while ensuring the security of the school through internet-enabled security cameras and student ID cards with RFID chips.