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Is the Traditional Role of a Teacher Outdated?

Is the Traditional Role of a Teacher Outdated?


Is the Traditional Role of a Teacher Outdated?


Fri, April 11, 2014; 13:15 - 14:30
Location: SBS, Lecture Theatre 4

A teacher, imparting knowledge to a set of students, has long been perhaps the most fundamental ingredient in formal education. Yet recent innovations born from technological advances, resource scarcity, and quality concerns are challenging the definition of “teachers” and the role they play in helping students learn. This session contrasts models with widely different “job descriptions” for their teachers and looks at implications for quality, cost, and scale. In addition, we’ll explore what changes teachers may universally experience in the next decade as technology permeates classrooms everywhere.



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Featuring Ziauddin Yousafzai:

Ziauddin Yousafzai

Chairman of the Board
Malala Fund


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