Some people believe that the typical classroom situation with a teacher will disappear by 2050. Do you agree or disagree?

The world is changing, and so too is
. So much so that some people argue that the classical classroom setting with a teacher and a student present will no longer exist in the future. I,
, completely disagree with
opinion for two reasons. One is that students will increasingly opt for synchronous classes with an educator teaching in
real time
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. They will do so because they will seek live interaction with both the teacher and the other students in order to be able to ask questions immediately or exchange ideas as
interaction not only facilitates learning but
reinforces motivation.
has become evident in recent years after the proliferation of self-paced online courses, which people first welcomed as a more convenient way to study but
struggled to complete, with the average completion rate being only 5-15%.
, despite other formats being available, students will likely prefer more traditional ones, a choice that will generate demand and,
, supply on the part of the educational institutions. Even more important is the second reason – the equality
type of
setting provides. Were all materials to be available in
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digital form or online only, those who do not have access to technology or to a quiet learning space would have no access to
at all. Coming from deprived backgrounds already,
people would
be put at a
disadvantage. The traditional school-based system,
not impeccable or all-encompassing, still gives every student a chance to learn, thereby allowing them an opportunity to improve their social status. Given how crucial
system is as a social mobility mechanism, governments will preserve it in order to ensure equal access to
. In conclusion, the classical, well-established form of
– one with teacher-led, classroom-based instruction – offers significant benefits in terms of knowledge acquisition and equality of opportunity. It is
reason that
form of
will, in my opinion, exist well into the future, regardless of how the world might change.
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