What if… we really wanted to prepare young people for the age of artificial intelligence?

IOE Public Debates

There’s a lot of talk at the moment about robots and artificial intelligence and how they are bringing about a ‘fourth industrial revolution’ in which occupations and the labour market, right up to the top professions like medicine and law, will be transformed. In this context, what kind of education will young people need to prosper, and can our current curriculum and testing regime deliver it?

The debate over whether schools should focus first and foremost on developing pupils’ knowledge or pupils’ skills is a long-running one; do current technological advances add a new dimension to that debate?

Is it time for a more radical rethink of what and how we teach, or can a classic ‘liberal education’ – introducing children to ‘the best that has been thought and said’ in science and culture – continue to conquer all?

Join us in the debate with a host of fantastic speakers including:

  • Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab
  • Gi Fernando, Founder, Freeformers
  • Professor Mark Bailey, High Master, St Paul’s School
  • Baroness Sally Morgan, Chair, Ambition School Leadership and Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chair: Becky Francis, Director, UCL Institute of Education

IOE Public Debates will be streamed live via UCL Live. The video recording and a podcast will be available online from IOE Public Debates following the series.

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Introducing ‘What If?’ | UCL Institute of Education

Director of the UCL Institute of Education, Professor Becky Francis, announces the launch of a new public engagement series of events.

Through this series we’ll be bringing together a range of commentators – academics, politicians, practitioners, policy wonks – and pushing them to bring some radical new thinking to some of the apparently intractable issues within education, not least the English education system.

This can help all of us reflect on the status quo, celebrate progress but also consider how we might change things for the better to achieve commonly held goals for our education system and what it can do for us all.

Join us in the debate and let your opinion be heard.

Title: What if… we really wanted to prepare young people for the age of artificial intelligence?
Dates: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Time: 5.45pm to 7.00pm (BST)
Location: Jeffery Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL
More details: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news-events/public-debates