AI in STEM Education – Coding for our Future
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a socially relevant topic and currently a big part of the public debate. For some time now, the technologies behind AI systems have been shaping our lives and they continue to be improved every day. It is therefore important to address and deal with this topic in classrooms. Not only so that students can better understand the developments around them, but also so that they can make informed decisions about their use of AI systems, now and in the future. In addition, addressing the topic encourages students to think critically, teaches them to find creative solutions to problems, and even demystifies career paths for them.
But how can this complex topic be integrated into the classroom? With the new project "AI in STEM Education: Programming for our Future – Upscaling good practices", Science on Stage wants to support teachers in this. The aim is to provide teachers with tools and methods related to AI so that they can deal with the topic interactively and in an age-appropriate way with their students. At the same time, the students are encouraged to develop an AI system themselves. The teaching content offered will be suitable for teachers with as well as for teachers without any previous experience with the topic.
These tools and methods will be selected by an international team of teachers. They identify good teaching ideas according to our guiding principle "by teachers for teachers". The project has already begun; publication of the results is planned for late summer 2024.
All teaching materials will then be available digitally on the Science on Stage Europe website, freely accessible and free of charge to all.
In order to further disseminate these good practice examples on the topic of AI, teacher training and webinars will also be offered.
The project was launched by Science on Stage Germany and will be supported by the other members of Science on Stage Europe.