In the library at Elvebakken Secondary School in Oslo, William (17) and Samuel (17) enthusiastically explain how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in school subjects.
– “I think it’s going to be a huge part of our lives going forward,” says William.
He shows how a chatbot works Chat GPT Helped him improve the self-assessment task at the gym. He is very satisfied with the result.
– So are you in favor of using it in school?
– Of course, Samuel replies.
– But William interjects that it should be used appropriately.
– Figuring out which is the right way, he continues, will be the task ahead.
Samuel believes you should use tools more as an aid than something that does all the work for you.
In the trial and error phase
– It’s like jumping on a speeding train. There are a lot of changes all the time. Since you came up with a good discussion or solutions, you should change it.
says Norwegian teacher Anne Lise Jomisko. His experience is that students use AI tools more.
At Elvebakken, there are currently no clear rules for how new technology can be used.
– I have read texts so ordinary and so extraordinary that I cannot be the student who wrote them,” says Zomisko.
He then confirmed by asking the student if the text was written with artificial intelligence.
– What are the consequences then?
– No serious side effects occurred. We are in the trial and error phase. For now, the Norwegian teacher replies that it will be more about a conversation about it.
Calls for regulation
In the past year, many AI-based tools like Chat GPT have hit the market. This led to a debate about how schools should handle students using these aids.
Now the Conservative Party says the government should put in place a set of regulations to ensure schools have a common practice for how artificial intelligence is used.
– Many teachers and schools don’t know what to do now, says party leader Erna Solberg.
Solberg believes that it is unfortunate that schools do not have a uniform approach to using artificial intelligence because, among other things, it leads to students having different skills in using it.
– Solberg believes that everyone should be able to learn something about it, so we have a more equal educational opportunity with modern technology.
– Knocking on open doors
Education Minister Kari Nessa Nordun (AP) says the government has already provided teachers with good tools and guides to use new technology.
– “I think the Conservative Party is knocking on open doors here,” he says.
– Finally yesterday, I visited a number of school leaders who had artificial intelligence precisely on the agenda.
Nordun emphasizes that parents can be sure that learning in Norwegian schools is not left to artificial intelligence.
– Student development should primarily take place in teacher-student interactions.
Turn off the app
Norwegian author Jomisko sees positive aspects of the new tools, but believes there is a need to limit their use.
– I am very keen that we should be given opportunities to use real intelligence when needed and shut them down.
Math teacher Sondre Stai also thinks it’s good to use some general guidelines.
– As long as they are material. Because you won’t find one solution that fits all subjects. Hence there should be appropriate specific guidelines for subjects in that regard.
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