Exploring Qualities that Prevent EFL Teachers from Redundancy

Putra, I Gede Rat Dwiyana and Karim, Sayit Abdul and Kaslan, Iswandany (2023) Exploring Qualities that Prevent EFL Teachers from Redundancy. Register Journal, 16 (1). pp. 95-111. ISSN p-ISSN: 1979-8903, e-ISSN: 2503-040X

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he practice of English language teaching has dramatically changed with the existence of Internetbased learning platforms. The educational technology provides EFL students with a variety of language learning materials that can be accessed at anytime and anywhere. These phenomena might threaten the teacher's existence. Thus, this study aims both to understand whether or not EFL teachers’ roles can be replaced with technology, and to explore what qualities they should possess and maintain to prevent redundancy due to the domination of mobile-based language learning applications. A mixed-method design was utilized to obtain the quantitative data through an online survey, and qualitative data through an open-ended question. A total of 199 EFL learners participated in the online survey, which consisted of a yes/no question on whether teachers could be replaced with mobile apps, and an open-ended question to record the reasons. The findings showed that 132 students (66.3%) thought that teachers could not be replaced by mobile technology, meanwhile, around one-third of the respondents 67 students (33.7%) had the opposing thought. Human interaction, sense of emotion, and delivery are still required by the students, over the mobile tech features that could provide availability, flexibility, and practicality. It is highly recommended that English teachers maintain their human qualities while adapting to technology to save themselves from redundancy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Fakultas Pendidikan > S1 Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Kaprodi S1 Pend. Bahasa Inggris UTY
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2023 23:24
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2023 06:54
URI: http://eprints.uty.ac.id/id/eprint/13655

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