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Should robots replace teachers?

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Although the social robots could be quite useful for teaching preschoolers basic skills or for teaching foreign languages, they should not replace teachers. Robots work best for these highly repetitive tasks and are cost effective. However, they cannot determine what is necessary for a student to succeed

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Instead, technology should be used as a tool to supplement lessons. The teacher should use their judgement to utilize the robots appropriately.

The role of a teachers is typically to instruct, encourage, motivate and act as role models for students. Teachers should be able to discern the needs and abilities of the student and should provide them with the best educational plan possible.

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