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Issue 87: AI and/or teachers?

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Every week, HEADlines brings you the latest news, stories and commentaries in education and healthcare. This week, get insights on the latest developments in education. image AI and/or teachers? The subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation replacing human labour is not a new one, however conversations about the rise of AI in teaching and education have gained traction particularly as the pandemic brings learning online. Even as some educators observe that college-level teaching is seeing a rise of AI teaching assistants in classrooms, there are those who point out the salient questions that innovators and educators need to ask themselves around the benefits and limitations of AI in teaching. What will a future of education, where AI technologies are employed creatively and ethically in classrooms look like? How will human educators’ scope of work evolve through this time? We need to be cognisant of the aspects of teaching that only human educators can provide as we re-conceptualise the role of teaching. Education in the Spotlight EdSurge: Edtech unicorn Outschool exploded during the pandemic. What happens next? Will the Edtech boom continue for companies, as schools slowly move back to in-person classes? The Hechinger Report: Opinion: Some warning flags for those embracing personalised learning powered by education technology Schools cannot offer personalised education alone, and partnerships with community organisations are vital for tackling inequalities among students. EdSurge: Students learned so much more during the pandemic than we realise. Just ask them. What researchers have learned is that two things can be true at the same time. The shift to online school led to struggle for many, and it led young people to act creatively and with ingenuity. The Straits Times: Generational difference in views of Singapore top schools and their students For older generations, school choice is as much a marker of familial social and economic wealth as an indicator of academic achievement. Gallup: Southeast Asia sees sharp decline in education satisfaction Declines in Indonesia and the Philippines are amongst the largest in the world, with satisfaction falling amongst residents struggling on income. The Conversation: Children deserve answers to their questions about climate change. Here’s how universities can help Universities can be leaders in helping young people gain the knowledge they need to navigate this uncertain future, by connecting them to relevant leadership. Mint: Education is a powerful enabler of climate change containment We must re-imagine what students learn at this critical juncture in history for the world to improve its odds against the threat.

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