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How can ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) developments be embraced as part of Curriculum Design?

Workshop 1 | Melanie Hughes | Friday 2 August, 1:15pm | Wickam Room 


When considering the place of artificial intelligence (AI) in curriculum design it is useful to examine its application as a context-specific digital tool and its place in the Australian Curriculum in terms of knowledge, understanding and skills — how AI tools work, and the risks and benefits of using them.

Explore these ideas through the Australian Framework for Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Schools and the 3 dimensions of the Australian Curriculum, which provide opportunities for young Australians to gain essential and underpinning knowledge of what AI is, how it works, and how to be responsible and ethical designers and users of AI systems.

Melanie Hughes

Curriculum Specialist, Technologies, ACARA

Melanie Hughes, Curriculum Specialist, Technologies, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is responsible for the Australian Curriculum: Technologies and the General Capability: Digital Literacy. Melanie is an experienced teacher who has worked in Primary and Secondary classrooms and on cross sectoral technologies projects. Melanie has been a board member of the Information and Communication Technologies Educators Association of NSW (ICTENSW) and a Senior Project Officer for ACARA's Digital Technologies in Focus (DTiF) project. During her career Melanie has been a classroom teacher, curriculum leader, technologies integration specialist, Education Consultant: Technologies, K-12/STEM for The Association of Independent Schools NSW and a Senior Education Specialist: Technologies/ STEM with the Australian Academy of Science.

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