Institute of Education


What if… we really wanted to prepare young people for the age of artificial intelligence? 

Start: Apr 24, 2018 05:45 PM
End: Apr 24, 2018 07:00 PM

Location: Jeffery Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Watch a replay of the debate or listen to the podcast here.

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:

The IOE Public Debates: What if… series

IOE Debates Artificial Intelligence

Through this series we’ll be bringing together a range of commentators – academics, politicians, practitioners, policy wonks – and pushing them to bring some radical new thinking to some of the apparently intractable issues within education, not least the English education system.

Join the conversation on Twitter at #IOEDebates.

IOE Public Debates will be streamed live via UCL Live. The video recording and a podcast will be available online from IOE Public Debates following the series.



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