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What if… We Really Wanted to Prepare Young People For The Age of Artificial Intelligence?

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 17:45 to 19:00

Jeffery Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
Rose Luckin,Gi Fernando, Professor Mark Bailey, Baroness Sally Morgan, Chair: Becky Francis,

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


This event is free to attend and is open to all UCL staff, students and the general public.

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