AI will soon beat pupils taught knowledge-based curriculum

17 May 2018

Posted By: SG   |   Source: Schools Week   |   URL:


More and more concern is being expressed about the knowledge-based curriculum favoured by our schools, with many experts believing that it is outmoded and unable to serve the needs of children growing up in the 21st century. Now a leading academic has warned that pupils will be unable to compete with artificial intelligence systems unless things change.

Rose Luckin, professor of learner-centred design at UCL, ‘believes that prioritising facts is leaving pupils more susceptible to “fake news” because they are in a system that teaches them knowledge is just “given”. She wants children to master the basics of data literacy so they can eventually use artificial intelligence to “alter their relationship with knowledge” and use it more flexibly.’

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Institution: Author: Jess Staufenberg