Robots as teaching assistants in primary schools 'will become routine'

And virtual-reality headsets could allow more children to enjoy a lesson at a top independent school.

 

Robot teaching assistants and virtual reality learning are part of the future of education worldwide, headteachers have been told.

 

Technology is set to play a vital role in helping the 263 million children globally who are not in school, delegates at the annual Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) heard.

 

Mark Steed, the director of Dubai independent school JESS, predicted that robots could be used to teach maths and reading to primary school pupils.

 

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