Full course description
Date and time
Monday 3 June 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
Educator, Teacher, Leader
Explore key areas of ethical concern with AI, illustrated by practical examples across different subject areas. This session covers a range of ethical concerns from bias, to environmental impact, to copyright and privacy. The session is designed for educators and education leaders who wish to explore the complex nature of artificial intelligence with students.
The session covers nine areas of ethical concern: 1) bias and discrimination, 2) environmental issues, 3) truth and misinformation 4) privacy, 5) copyright and intellectual property, 6) datafication, 7) human labour, 8) emotion recognition and 9) power.
Enhance the ability to convey the complex ethical landscape of AI to and with students, fostering a generation of informed, responsible, and ethically aware individuals who can navigate and shape the future of technology.
- greater understanding of the multifaceted nature of AI ethics crucial for fostering a nuanced discussion with students about the ethical implications of AI
- strategies for incorporating AI ethics into the curriculum: creating engaging and informative sessions that encourage students to think critically about how AI technologies are designed, implemented, and impact various aspects of human life
- strategies to prepare students to navigate and contribute to the future of AI in an informed and ethical manner.
- greater empowerment to foster ethical thinking and innovation: encouraging students to envision and work towards developing AI technologies that are equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and respectful of privacy and human rights.
Leon Furze is a PhD student, experienced educator, consultant and educational writer. He is author of ‘Practical Reading Strategies’ and 'Practical Writing Strategies', and a VCE assessor. Leon provides professional learning and strategic planning for curriculum, literacy, and digital technologies.
Leon has taught English, Literature and Digital Technologies in Australia and the UK for over fifteen years, and was formerly Director of Learning and Teaching at Monivae College Hamilton. In 2016 he completed his Master of Education at the University of Melbourne, focusing on how Professional Learning can mitigate the risk of burnout in teachers.
His PhD is focused on Artificial Intelligence in education, and particularly the impact large language models like GPT will have on writing.