What if… we really wanted to prepare young people for the age of artificial intelligence? – a UCL IOE Public Debate

EDUCATE director, Professor Rose Luckin, will be among a distinguished line-up of speakers taking part in a debate on the fourth industrial revolution, looking at how the workplace of the future will be transformed by technology – and how the school curriculum needs to adapt.

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Jefffery Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL, from 5.45pm – 7pm.

With the current discussion about technology centred around the impact of robots and artificial intelligence, and how they will affect the lives of people, the panel will examine how the education system should react to this challenge.

The theme, What if… we really wanted to prepare young people for the age of artificial intelligence? will look at whether a radical rethink is needed of what and how we teach, or can a classic ‘liberal education’ – introducing children to ‘the best that has been thought and said’ in science and culture – continue to serve our needs?

The discussion will be chaired by Professor Becky Francis, Director of UCL Institute of Education. Joining Professor Luckin on the panel, will be:

This event is free to attend and is open to the general public, and all UCL staff and students. To register to attend, please go to: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/booking?ev=17107

The UCL IOE debates bring together a range of commentators – academics, politicians, practitioners, policy-makers – and encourage them to bring radical new thinking to some of the apparently intractable issues, not least the future of the English education system.

Join the conversation on Twitter at #IOEDebates and follow @IOE_London. IOE Public Debates are streamed live via UCL Live. The video recording and a podcast will be available online from IOE Public Debates following the series.

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