Welcome: Automation and the effect on Labor WebQuest.
Description: This WebQuest seeks to direct participants into a discussion about examples of automation in the labor force. This lesson will incorporate differentiated instruction at every level. It will introduce secondary students to robotics and application and usage of robotics by companies and the impact. The purpose of the lesson is to clarify definitions & terms, contributing factors, services and support agencies using investigative research efforts. Adopting differentiated teaching and learning strategies has proved effective in addressing students' diverse capabilities and potentials as well as developing their skills. This study examines the implications of differentiated instruction for self-actualization among high school students (Aljaser, 2019). The topic of automation presents itself through images of, assistive or domestic help. It is replacing human labor. These are not the issues most apparent to the people as they make future career decisions. This is giving the impression that certain employment opportunities that have existed will always exist. A huge factor to consider. Currently we have Covid-19 that has caused 43 million layoffs and companies have stepped up automation efforts. The intent of this WebQuest is to give participants an accurate picture of Automation in America, to encourage inquiry and dialogue, and Career and Technical Educational perspective as they move forward in their academic careers. Research has shown that connecting lessons to student’s real life is a best practice.
Grade Level: 9-12
Keywords: STEM, automation, robotics, technology, engineering
Author(s): Samuel Agyarko
Study finds stronger links between automation and inequality
Description: This is part 3 of a three-part series examining the effects of robots and automation on employment, based on new research from economist and Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu. New research by MIT economist Daron Acemoglu shows that since 1987, automation has taken away jobs from lower-skill workers without being replaced by an equivalent number of labor-market opportunities.