Thinking skills in an AI world: Preparing students to shape their future


In 2018, a panel of academics, practitioners and business personalities discussed the thinking skills students need for an artificial intelligence future.

The panel featured:

  • Toby Walsh, Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at University of NSW, head of CSIRO’s Data61,
  • Lyria Bennet Moses, a Professor and Director of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation at the University of NSW,
  • Peter Ellerton, founding Director of the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project,
  • Christine Cawsey, the Principal of Rooty Hill High School in Western Sydney, recognised as one of the 40 Most Innovative Schools in Australia in 2016 and 2017 by The Educator,
  • Sandy Plunkett, a leading commentator and analyst of the global technology sector.

Moderator: Leslie Loble, former Deputy Secretary External Affairs and Regulation, NSW Department of Education.

View the panel discussion

Thinking skills in an AI world


  • Teaching and learning

Business Unit:

  • Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation
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