We are excited about the role AI can have and want to encourage students and teachers confidence in talking about these advancements and changes, not the positives and the negatives. In this programme students and teachers will explore:
– how AI works, from the algorithms that run it to the unexpected biases within it,
– how much their daily interactions are influenced by AI decisions,
– what steps they can take to ensure they share their data safely and usefully,
– what a career working in and with AI might look like, and what future skills they may need.
Photo from Science Gallery Dublin
Co-creation is the development of concepts, projects and initiatives with people and not for them. This allows us to gather and incorporate insights from the students/teachers to learn if the topic, the stories, activities and tools proposed make sense and are of interest and importance to them.
In short, we spend some time with students and teachers discussing with them what their concerns might be around AI, we then create content which we think addresses these concerns and check again with the students/ teachers if it’s really what they need.
No one knows what is worrying students more, than the students themselves, and the people who spend most time with them, in this case teachers. We don’t want to create a learning resource that is full of things students don’t actually want or need instead we want to create a programme that is full of practical tips and tools to help them navigate the advancing le of AI in their lives currently and how it might affect them in the future, for instance careers
We can do these session through Zoom, with students using computers and headphones, or we can do these session in person with some of our researchers visiting the schools to talk to students and teachers.
We will have some activities prepared to get the students opinions on the topics we’re covering and tools we plan to use.
March through April, we’re happy to run these at a time that suits schools. Ideally, we look for three sessions with the students which can be single or double class periods;