Where teachers inquire into their own practice and use evidence to make decisions about ways change that practice for the benefit of the students.
A process where students co-construct their learning in an authentic context.
Inquiry Models of Learning
And my model of choice... SOLO Taxonomy
The model voted on by the MindLab group
A research and problem solving process aimed to provide information literacy skills for learners to use in problem solving and research. The process is designed to…
- Be usable within a full range of schools regardless of their technological resources and equipment.
- Provide a useful problem solving and research tool for learners within individual and collaborative learning situations
- Provide teachers with a tool that helps them create tasks that require learners to use higher thinking skills.
- Places learners in situations that require them to use their prior knowledge combined with acquired information to solve a problem or meet a need.
- Give teachers and learners a structure within which information literacy skills can be acquired and practiced within relevant and realistic contexts.
- Provide a tool that simplifies the integration of ICT across the curriculum and incorporates development of the Essential Skills.
MindLab task: Apply the chosen inquiry model (SAUCE) to the question "will robots/AI reduce the need for human teachers?"
Links to my research:
Can robots have emotions? By Dylan Evans - Robots do not yet have a full range of human emotions.
Influence of Emotional Robots Design on Humans by Posterus - The area of multimodal communication such as mimicking body language, non-verbal cues life facial conversations and emotions are undeveloped.
All humans (and creatures) have emotions. Humans are the most expressive, emotionally complex, and socially sophisticated of all (Darwin, 1872).
So how does this all sit with an educational robot that does not understand these basic human processes.
It is my understanding, through research, that robots do not have sophisticated programming in relation to emotions and emotional communication and therefore cannot provided emotional needs to students.
Ultimately, my job is safe - Robots cannot replace teachers.