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  • Writer's pictureNoni Harrison

Cultures of deep thinking and ethical practice in the age of AI


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My recent exploration of the impact of AI on cultures of thinking in schools was published with the Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia. As these technologies become more prevalent in education, questions about academic integrity, assessment practices, and information literacy are becoming increasingly important. The impact of AI on cultures of thinking in schools is a complex and rapidly evolving topic. While there are certainly challenges to be addressed, AI has the potential to transform education in exciting and positive ways.


How do we prepare for this when we're already playing catch-up?



Abstract

In light of recent changes to the AI landscape, it is timely to reflect upon current assessment and pedagogical practices.


It is clear AI is here to stay and is infiltrating software we and our students use daily – the most recent addition of AI to SnapChat is evidence of its proliferation. Its use is not inherently problematic, however its place in learning requires critical conversations and considered planning.


When considering the implications of AI on teaching and learning, Brisbane Grammar School teacher, Bridget Pearce suggests revisiting our purpose as educators first. Pearce reflects “everything I do is to elevate all students to optimise their impact on the world” and anything that does not align with that is superfluous. The ways in which we engage with AI in the classroom must be strategic and with students’ deep learning in mind.


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