Technology needs more central role in education
Education Minister Richard Bruton has said that digital technologies will change the role of the teacher to more of a "coach or mentor".
Speaking at the launch of 'I'm an Adult Learner 2016' by Aontas, the National Adult Learning Organisation, the minister (inset) said technology should be given a more central role in education.
"The way people describe a teacher will become as a coach and a mentor rather than someone who is directing the learning," he said.
"It does flip the way a classroom is viewed, where learners are much more shaping what they do, and they're being coached and mentored.
"That's a big change for the way people think about the classroom and I think we will have to work with teachers and with principals to help them empower the teachers.
"Teaching has to change dramatically in the future because we are all learners."