INTERNET AS A NEW WAY OF
by Jasna Avdagic and Giovanni Supino
we wanted to find out was if teachers wanted to use
Internet as a new
of teaching. We asked people questions
like: are teachers ready to
change their way
of teaching? Can Internet be used at school as a
information?Are schools giving the same opportunities to
and girls? Are the teachers too
conservative when it
comes to use of
Internet at school? We also asked them
how they think Internet can
change our way of teaching.
went out and looked for teacher and students who could
answer our questions.
first we interviewed two female teachers. According to
not change the way of teaching.
At least they hope not.
On the other hand they think that it
is okay to use Internet as an
information source, in school
and that the
kids get Internet and
computer education at a
very early age. But they donít want
computer to substitute
the pen and the paper. They also think that
girls receive the same opportunities, at school when it
we met a young male student. Now he is studying to be
a teacher. When
asked him if he thought Internet would
change the way of teaching,
he replied that this was
impossible: the teachers will not be replaced.
he does not
think the school will change, he wants the
teachers and pupils to use more Internet
itís very important for kids to learn how to use Internet and
at a very early age.Moreover,
he stated that
teachers are not able to do this job, yet because they
canít use a computer themselves. He also said that Internet
at his school is
good but it is not used for an educative
the teachers donít have
next interview object was a 19 year-old female student.
she answered that she wouldnít want a
computer to change
the way of teaching.
In her opinion, the human contact between teachers
is essential. She also
stated that Internet can be defined
good information source and must be
used at school. She
that teachers are willing to use the computers but they
how (especially the older teachers).
we interviewed an old female teacher. She believes
that schools need
more computers but the old fashion way of
teaching must not disappear.
She thinks that teachers arenít
able to use a computer and they
should get training. When we
asked her if boys and girls receive equal
it comes to Internet,
she said that boys and girls
different computer courses in separated classes.
these interesting interviews our conclusion is that the
teachers want to use Internet at school but
they donít want it to
completely take over. In our opinion,
both schools and teachers
arenít ready to change the way of
will surely change but this will take a long time.
in ten years we can ask the same questions and the
answers will be
different from todays.