The Edspresso Series-logo

The Edspresso Series

Education Podcasts >

How are emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence shaping the future and what might this mean for how we educate young people today? In this podcast series, the NSW Department of Education asks leading experts to give their views on these issues as part of the Education for a Changing World initiative. Join us as we discuss the skills young people will need to shape their future and thrive in an AI world.

How are emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence shaping the future and what might this mean for how we educate young people today? In this podcast series, the NSW Department of Education asks leading experts to give their views on these issues as part of the Education for a Changing World initiative. Join us as we discuss the skills young people will need to shape their future and thrive in an AI world.
More Information

Location:

Australia

Description:

How are emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence shaping the future and what might this mean for how we educate young people today? In this podcast series, the NSW Department of Education asks leading experts to give their views on these issues as part of the Education for a Changing World initiative. Join us as we discuss the skills young people will need to shape their future and thrive in an AI world.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ron Beghetto: Understanding how creativity develops

5/15/2019
More
What is creativity, and how can we prepare all students to think creatively? Why might creative thinking be valuable in an AI future? In episode, we speak to Ronald Beghetto, a Professor of Educational Psychology, and Director of Innovation House at the University of Connecticut. Ron has authored several popular books, including most recently: Beautiful Risks: Having the Courage to Teach and Learn Creatively. Ron explains why all students need to be creative thinkers. He talks about whether...

Duration:00:14:28

Christine Cawsey: Learning through creative thinking

5/15/2019
More
How can creative thinking support improved student learning? What does best practice in teaching and assessing it look like? In this episode we hear from Christine Cawsey, the Principal of Rooty Hill High School in Western Sydney, which was recently recognised as one of the 40 Most Innovative Schools in Australia. Christine is a life member of the NSW Secondary Principals’ Council and the co-author of Learning for Leadership. Drawing on her experience at Rooty Hill, Christine provides...

Duration:00:10:55

Sandra Lynch: Teaching critical thinking through philosophy

5/8/2019
More
Why might an AI future require students to have stronger ethical reasoning and critical thinking skills? How can learning philosophy support this? And is there value in focusing on these skills in the early years? We ask Sandra Lynch why critical thinking might be important to preparing young people for an increasingly complex world, and how schools might approach it through teaching philosophy. Sandra is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame Australia who works to deepen...

Duration:00:10:59

Peter Ellerton: Thinking critically for an AI world

5/8/2019
More
We regularly hear that critical thinking is a key 21st-century skill. Of course, it has always been highly valued in education. Yet debate continues about what critical thinking is, and how education can best support its development. In this episode, we hear from Peter Ellerton, the founding Director of the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project, and a former Head Teacher of Experimental Sciences. Peter explains why critical thinking will be valuable in an AI world, and what...

Duration:00:10:50

Lyria Bennett Moses: The ethical implications of AI decision-making

4/29/2019
More
Should AI algorithms decide who gets bail or a bank loan? How is big data changing our world? And how can education prepare young people to design and challenge smart technology? To find out, we ask Lyria Bennett Moses, a Professor and Director of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation at UNSW Sydney. Lyria has written extensively about the dangers of AI bias in the legal system, and why it’s crucial for everyone to understand how smart machines are impacting on our society....

Duration:00:12:59

Toby Walsh: The AI future is here and what this means for education

4/29/2019
More
So, why is artificial intelligence such a big deal? How urgently do we need to prepare for it? What might it mean for school education? To learn more, we interview Toby Walsh, Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW Sydney. Toby is a leading global expert on AI and its ethical implications, and author of the new book titled 2062: The World that AI Made. In this episode, Toby describes how AI and related technologies are changing our society, and what this could mean for how education...

Duration:00:09:49

Leslie Loble: Educating for a changing world

4/24/2019
More
Why should education systems be thinking about developments in artificial intelligence (AI)? What can education do to ensure students are given the best chance of success in work and life whatever the next few decades bring? In this introductory Edspresso episode, Leslie Loble, Deputy Secretary of External Affairs and Regulation in the NSW Department of Education, explains the Education for a Changing World agenda and outlines the challenge for education reform in Australia. Leslie has led...

Duration:00:15:36