Students at schools and universities learn far more from lessons with teachers than from others sources (such as the internet, television). To what extent do you agree or disagree?
关键词: 学校学习 网络电视学习
The statement that teachers outnumber other resources such as internet or television programs in terms of how much student can learn on campus is too presumptuous.
How much student can learn depends not only on the resources of knowledge or information but also on students themselves and the environment in which they learn. In some leading universities or schools, the academic staffs are usually outstanding leaders in their subjects, and the campus is well equipped with various facilities to help live and learn. In this case, it is often true that students in general are able to learn more from teachers than from other resources. This also explains why so many bright young people pay high tuitions to graduate or professional programs.
Certainly, not all teachers are qualified. In some hinterland or remote areas, educational staffs and facilities are rather scarce. Teachers are usually those who themselves are less well educated. In this case, to learn from these teachers is less effective or even negative. This accounts for why so many parents spend all of their money in renting a small room in the slums or ghettoes in Beijing, China close to universities to help children learn more and better.
These, however, should not be the absolute conclusion. The fact is that some students can learn well from both resources, while others fail in either.
In conclusion, I do not agree the argument that at schools students can learn much more from teachers than other resources. In fact, it depends.