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Transform.Ed Briefing #39
Inside the Briefing: From delving into dilemmas of educational ethics to developing ethical leadership - navigating the realm of education and ethics
The ethical use of AI in education remains a concern as technology becomes increasingly integrated into classrooms, encompassing privacy, bias, and safeguarding student and teacher rights while optimizing AI's educational benefits.
Last month, UNESCO published its first guidance on the use of Generative AI (GenAI) for education, urging governmental agencies to regulate the use of the technology, including protection of data privacy and putting an age limit for users. Among a series of guidelines in the 48-page report, UNESCO stressed the need for government-sanctioned AI curricula for school education, in technical and vocational education and training. Additionally, the report also sought to protect the rights of teachers and researchers and the value of their practices when using Generative AI.
Last week, we asked our readers, when confronted with an ethical dilemma as an educator, what takes precedence? 67% respondents indicated a preference for personal emotions, while the rest of them prioritized considering all perspectives.
As we explore the complex terrain of AI in education, a fundamental question arises: How can educators and educational institutions skillfully address the intricate ethical dimensions within their classrooms and school communities?
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