4.17 How Will the Role of Teachers and Trainers Change in the Future?
Megatrends such as digitalization, industry 4.0, climate change and migration are leading to structural changes in the economy and transforming the world of work and employment. In turn, evolving labour markets are calling for updated and reactive education and skilling paradigms, and creating an urgent need for flexible, evolving and responsive TVET systems. Consequently, developing the capacities of TVET teachers and trainers is at the core of UNESCO-UNEVOC’s ongoing thematic priorities on greening, entrepreneurship and gender equality.
Both current and prospective workers must acquire new skills and qualifications in order to adequately prepare for and flourish within future labour markets. Upskilling for work and life are taking on even greater importance in this transitioning world of new work and investing in the future by building the capacities of TVET leaders and teaching staff is essential for the successful navigation of these transitions.
Teachers and trainers are at the frontline of TVET delivery and it is thus essential that they too skill and upskill on future-oriented competencies in order to pass them on to students.
In the following video is being discussed the role of artificial intelligence in education and explore the roles of teachers and intelligent machine to make learning a better experience for everyone.
Reflection: Think about your own job as VET teacher. What are the different tasks involved? Which tasks do you think could be done by AI and automation? Which tasks do you think AI and automation are unlikely to be able to do?
Reference and Readings:
Exploring the impact of artificial intelligence on teaching and learning in higher education, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s41039-017-0062-8
Need Teaching Assistance? Artificial Intelligence to the Rescue! https://www.thetechedvocate.org/need-teaching-assistant-artificial-intelligence-rescue/
- Digital transformation in higher education: Big data and education intelligence platforms, https://www.information-age.com/digital-transformation-in-higher-education-123478097/