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Artificial Intelligence in the classroom: threat or miracle for education ?

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The meteoric rise of artificial intelligence, and in particular tools like ChatGPT, has plunged the academic world into the heart of #8217;a fiery controversy. This technology, capable of generating text, translating languages ​​and answering questions with remarkable sophistication, provokes contrasting reactions to its potential impact on education.

On the one hand, some educators fear a threat to traditional learning. The use of ChatGPT by students to write dissertations or work could weaken their mastery of knowledge and the acquisition of critical skills: analysis, reflection or creativity for example.

On the other hand, other voices are raised to accept the opportunities offered by the ;IA. Accessibility of education could be significantly improved with tools like ChatGPT. Personalized content and intelligent virtual tutors could support each student at their own pace, taking into account their specific needs and difficulties. Some teachers already use ChatGPT to grade their students in the United States. A duality of perspectives raising a fundamental question: is AI beneficial or harmful for education?

Growing adoption in educational spheres

According to a recent survey, a third of the 498 teachers surveyed, from kindergarten to high school, have already taken the plunge in integrating AI into their courses in the United States. A result of Education Week, America's national news source covering news, analysis and commentary on kindergarten education to the final year and higher education.

If this adoption still arouses reluctance among some, other experts compare it to the&# 8217;integration of other educational technologies, such as interactive whiteboards, who have demonstrated their value in improving student access and success. Some professionals say they are “optimistic about replicating a pattern similar to that seen with other technologies that have contributed to the improvement of educational access and success » as this article from Scientific American.

However, AI is a tool powerful ; like any tool, it must be handled with caution. Its integration into educational practices must be accompanied by an ethical and responsible framework, adequate teacher training and a rigorous evaluation of its impact on learning.

Lessons from history: the case of calculators

Some like to compare AI to the introduction of calculators in the classroom in the mid-1970s, which itself encountered strong opposition. The latter was fueled by fears of an erosion of students' mathematics skills. However, this technology has ultimately broadened the horizons of mathematics education, fostering innovation and enriching teaching approaches. Today, you will no longer find mathematics lessons without a calculator; it's even the opposite which would be surprising.

A rather fair parallel, inviting us to to nuance our current apprehensions concerning the&# 8217;artificial intelligence. It is worth remembering that a professor stated in an article in the New York Timesfrom January 5, 1975: “ I'm not yet convinced that giving them a machine and teaching them to press a button is the right approach ”. The future, it seems, proved him wrong.

Pedagogical transformation and change in school programs

Artificial intelligence promises to be a potential catalyst for a profound transformation of the world of education. It would make it possible to completely reshape school programs, teaching methods and assessments, paving the way for an education that may be more inclusive and better adapted to the individual needs of students.

Some tools, like Meta's new real-time image generator, Imagine, perfectly illustrate this potential. By making it possible to visualize abstract concepts and explore complex topics in an immersive way, AI could reshape learning.

There is no real clear-cut answer to the initial question raised by this article. AI should not be considered a threat, nor a panacea for education. It is a multi-faceted tool that, if used wisely, can help shape a more inclusive, personalized and effective educational future for everyone. On the condition of course of setting certain limits and not making it the center of educational processes.

  • AI is increasingly integrated into the field of education.
  • However, there are certain reluctances that AI is increasingly being integrated into the field of education. we could compare it to those who protested against the arrival of calculators in classrooms in the 1970s.
  • Well used and framed , AI could positively transform educational spheres and teaching processes.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116