Future EDge issue 3 - Teaching and technology

Issue 3 - 'Teaching and technology'

The third issue of Future EDge considers the rewards and risks of bringing emerging technologies, including AI, into the classroom, and the importance of including students and teachers in conversations about using these technologies to support learning and teaching.

Published: 2020.

This issue includes a foreword by the former Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, the Hon. Sarah Mitchell MLC, and features contributions from:

  • Erica Southgate from the University of Newcastle, who discusses the importance of teacher involvement in the design and implementation of AI in schools, and some potential benefits and risks of emerging technologies in classrooms.
  • Former department Secretary Mark Scott, who reflects on an extraordinary year for students and teachers, why students must be at heart of technology use in the classroom and what the NSW AI strategy means for education.
  • Leading US data privacy experts Evan Selinger and Amelia Vance from the Future of Privacy Forum, who provide a practical guide to engaging students in learning about AI privacy and ethics, and highlight the importance of managing the risks of bringing AI into the classroom.
  • Genevieve Bell and Amy McLennan from the 3A Institute at the Australian National University, in conversation with former department Deputy Secretary Leslie Loble, about how education should shape technology design, and how the education system can create and support the next generation of designers.

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  • Teaching and learning

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  • Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation
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