Basic Problems in Education
In some of the writings I have published, I always say that “improving the quality of educational learning for students and the education system in schools is never separated from the role of teachers. In education the teacher is a mentor who must be able to be able to solve problems faced by his students. In addition, the teacher is also a person who must be able to be an example for all people, both in school, family, and the community.
This certainly encourages teachers to be able to have interesting and innovative ideas. Because the biggest challenge faced by the teacher in carrying out his duties as an educator is his challenge in global life. The teacher has the responsibility to be able to walk in proportion to the development and progress of the global world. Over time, the teacher has demanded to improve his quality and his level of professionalism.
However, the teacher does not have to force himself to be someone who can master all the intricacies of global world development. Because the teacher is not the only person must master all the instruments of science. The role of the teacher as a mentor is only meaningful to the limitations of being able to direct students to solve problems they face in learning.
However, this also does not mean that teachers do not need to master the technology that is developing at this time. In this case the teacher must be someone who is professional in order to be a good example especially for students. Teachers must continue to seek new experiences and hone their skills that can be adapted to current technological advancements.
Teachers and Mastery of Technology
In the development of increasingly sophisticated technology, the teacher must also be able to master several technologies that can be applied to learning. By mastering technology will make it easier for teachers to implement various effective learning systems. Technological progress must indeed be implemented slowly by the teacher even more so if the technology is based on education.
Mastering technology will also make the implementation of learning more fun and enjoyable. Especially in science studies, it is certainly very important for teachers to be able to operate computer-like tools. In achieving education goals, at least teachers must be able to master some of the technologies that are developing at this time. The learning process based on traditional concepts is likely to have no appeal for students living in the current era.
Thus the teacher must also adopt several new strategies and ways to improve the quality of educative, innovative, and effective learning. Technological advances now become a tool that can be utilized by teachers. The learning process by using several technologies is as a supporting tool to support the learning process to make it easier.
As innovative teachers we must be able to create classrooms into space for education. The use of technology will also optimize the use of targeted technology. Gradually the teacher has also introduced technology to students. This has given a message that the wise use of technology in its needs will have a good enough impact, especially to increase knowledge.
Teachers can utilize various technology media that are currently developing, for example using cellphones, computers and various other software. At the time of learning sometimes the teacher must teach time so that it can be completed with the time limit available in the curriculum. In different conditions students need a long time to approach in order to master every material and concept in the lesson. The use of technology-based learning media will be easier to solve the problem.