THE MACHINE OR THE TEACHER?


Yilmaz K.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, sa.42, ss.453-464, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 42
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.453-464

Özet

Communication is undoubtedly the foundation of civilisation. High technology products, specifically the fast expanding and developing computers and the Internet, occupy considerably a great place in training and foreign language education as they do in all spheres of life. Both the CDs and the DVDs marketed continuously as well as the many web sites and blogs are quite challenging in this respect as they are in other areas. This fact brings into mind the question whether "machines" can take the place of teachers in education, especially in teaching foreign languages. We review this topic with various aspects and identify the pros and cons of the machines and the place of teachers in training and education. As a conclusion, we point that irrespective of the level of development of any tool of technology, the teachers cannot be replaced in this regard.