Artificial intelligence vs. Human intelligence: 3 things teachers can do in the classroom that robots can't

August 9, 2016

3 Things People Can Do In The Classroom That Robots Can't


  • A 2013 study from Oxford University famously estimated that 47 percent of all jobs are in danger of automation. And earlier this year, the World Economic Forum said 5 million jobs might be gone in just the next four years. As artificial intelligence is getting stronger, education must adapt. But there are at least three big skill sets that human intelligence copes well with. Here's a framework for separating out the things schools can and should teach that are uniquely human.

6 Things Science Says Kids Need To Succeed In Education And Business


  • In the book, Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek ask what it would take to help all children be happy, healthy, and to have everything they need to succeed in education and business. They provide a science-based framework known as “the 6Cs”—collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creativity, and confidence. The “key skills that will help all children become the thinkers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow."

Moving From Lecture to Learning

The Innovative Educator

  • Lectures alone are an ineffective way to support learning. Today more and more educators understand that the backbone of a really good class, can be a really good website with a team of former students supporting current students. Interactive pedagogy, turns passive, note-taking students into active, de facto teachers who explain their ideas to each other and contend for their points of view. Research shows this type of interactive learning triples students’ gains in knowledge. Here’s how it works.

Does the Classroom Prepare Students for Real World or Just More Testing?

Getting Smart

  • School should be preparing our youth for life in the real world. Yet many students, while so concerned about what will be on the coming test, have very little idea how they can apply the information throughout their lives. So, what are we actually teaching our students? Here is more on an alternative form of testing that may help transform school learned information from technical facts to applicable knowledge.

Scientific Secrets To Keep Kids In College


  • To be human is to be constantly at war between our lofty goals and our immediate impulses. Unfortunately, that tendency is one factor that can stop people from completing their education. A nonprofit called Ideas42 wants to change all that — not by the typical means, with money or mentors, but by closing the gaps between students' intentions and their actions. Ideas42 uses psychology to help more students maximize aid and finish their degrees. The approach seems to be working.

Encourage Critical Thinking by Turning Your Class Into a Socratic Seminar

eSchool News

  • With all of the focus on innovative new teaching techniques to engage students and to increase their critical thinking skills, some teachers are starting to think critically themselves about how best to engage students. One method, called the Socratic seminar, gets students thinking, talking, and learning about texts. Even if you’re new to the concept, here is how to get started.

Teaching Toward Consciousness


  • To ignore the lives of young people and the current state of affairs is to fail students and miss the potential for education to inform, challenge, and inspire change. To create equity in their schools, educators must seek to validate and acknowledge students, expose and reveal the unseen, encourage questioning, and facilitate reflection through "windows and mirrors".

What Will the LMS of the Future Look Like?

eSchool News

  • According to over 70 education IT specialists, current LMS functionality is great for administrative tasks, but doesn’t provide support for the new learning approaches in today’s schools. The next generation digital learning environment (NGDLE) will need a “Lego” approach, where components are built that allow individuals and institutions the opportunity to construct learning environments tailored to their requirement and goals.

Universities are Tracking Their Students. Is it Clever or Creepy?

The Guardian

  • Learning analytics are becoming increasingly popular for improving learning and many universities are using this data to cut drop-out rates. But the next frontier for learning analytics is feelings. Research is already probing the role of emotions in a student’s university experience, and analysts are developing theories about how this “emotional data” can be captured. Such techniques look set to become an integral part of university life in the future, but critics question the impact on privacy.

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