Automation in education: What aspiring teachers should know

Study International | January 26, 2020

Automation is set to drastically alter the workplace, but just how much will technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) affect teachers? Such information is helpful for those aspiring to enrol in teaching courses at universities – knowing how, when, what, where and who will be impacted by automation’s impact on the profession lets students make the right preparations for their future careers. According to a study by Silver Swan Recruitment, the teaching profession has “an incredibly low chance of automation” in the future at just one percent, one of the lowest on their list.  Research by McKinsey Global Institute’s 2018 report on the future of work echoed this. They estimate that the number of school teachers will grow by five to 24 percent in the US between 2016 and 2030; for countries such as China and India, the estimated growth will be more than 100 percent.

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