Each Generation Has Something Valuable To Offer
Each generation has something valuable to offer within the scope of education in society. While past generations have done their best to improve education within the ealm of their society our generation through the use of modern technology will be able to change it, not only for our society, but for the whole world. We seem so dependent on technology that it is hard to imagine life without it, but there is no doubt that the education and the learning process have changed since the introduction of the technology. Todayāls world has been divided into developing and industrialized countries where the main differences between them is the amount of money the government apply in important sector such as education and technology.
Firstly, there have been immense advances in technology in most aspects of peopleâlls lives, especially in the fields of education. In increasing number of students rely on computers to do research for information and to produce a perfect paper for school. Others have decided to leave the original way of learning to get knowledge through online schooling. These changes in our learning process have brought a special concern regarding the possible decrease of importance of the teachers in the classrooms.
Today some people believe the roles of the teachers are starting to fade because computers have been helping some students to progress in their studies quicker than when compared with original classroom. For instance, in the same classroom, students have different intellectual capacities. Thus some would be slow to advance in their studies because of the others in capacity of understanding. On the other hand; pupils could progress in their acquisition of knowledge at their own place using computers instead of learning from the teacher.
However, the presence of a teacher is essential for students because the human contact influences them in positive ways. Firstly, students realize that they are not dealing with a machine but with a human being who deserve attention and respects. They also learn the importance of studying in groups and respect other students, which helps them to improve their social skills. Moreover teachers are required in the learning process because they acknowledge some students deficiencies and help them to solve their problems by repeating the same explanation giving extra exercise or even suggesting a private tutor.
Hence students have a bigger chance not to fail in subjects. Nobody can argue that the acquisition of knowledge is more fun and easier with computers. The mere activity of touching and exploring this device constitutes an enjoyable task for kids. This accompanied with the relaxing attitude and software inveracity, usually conduce to a better grasping of new knowledge. As in role for the teacher in the learning process is still very modern and important and it will continue to be in the future because no machine can replace the human interaction and its consequences.
Secondly, the mass media has a powerful influence in shaping our lives. We have come to depend on them for information and entertainment, in doing so; we let them affect important aspects of our lives. The undeniable usefulness of the media in almost instantly providing information about events around the world is largely taken for granted. But in our dependence on the media we have allowed them to mould our nations and opinions of events, places and people. Though few of us think about it, our conceptions, Say our elected officials spring from television images and newspaper stories. Most of us will never meet prime ministers or presidents, but anyone who is regularly exposed to media will have an option of them. When it is time to cast our vote, we will make our decision based on how the media portray the candidate. We are similarly swayed by coverage of wars.
The media representing the values of their ownerals societies and governments tend to report wars with a bias; which is good side and which the bad is determined for us by reporters editors and commentators, and sure enough the public begins to form opinions that reflects the coverage they see, hear and read in the major media. The media are also influential in the way they facilities the spread of culture and lifestyle. The so called a global youth culturea in which one finds young people around the world displaying a common interest in music, clothing style and films, is an example of the mediaâlls enormous sway in this regard.
A popular figure such as Michael Jackson would never be so well known were it not for the mediaãs extensive reach into every society on the globe. Thus I would agree that the mass mediaalls influence is certainly great. Indeed with technological advancements such as the internet brining even more forms of electronic media to our homes and workplaces, it is likely the mediaâs influence will grow even stronger.
In conclusion, Education could not be limited within teacher and taught without social environment. Mass media is one such potent force in the social environment of education. Through modern electronic techniques and technologies, mass media prove that education is, really comprehensive not confined within four walls of the classroom. Irrespective of caste, color, geographical, sociological, economical diversities mass media prove as an important means for the education to all. Mankind gets a great deal of information from the widespread mass media i.e. newspaper, TV, radio, magazines, journals, films, etc. It is estimated that mass media may substitute the real classroom teaching in future.