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AI will soon enter the regular school curriculum, CBSE will lead the way

Taking a step forward in the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in education, CBSE schools now want AI models to be implemented in regular education as well. A private school in Bengaluru is using AI to teach students as young as grade 6.

Manila Carvalho, Director of DPS Bangalore East, says, “The introduction of AI in schools is in line with part of the National Education Policy (NEP). Intel, together with CBSE, has developed an integrated textbook to also have an AI model in regular education.

The manual is a workbook and module for teachers on integrating AI into regular education; he says it is a multi-disciplinary integrated pedagogical approach to improve teaching and learning in grades 6-10.

CBSE initiative

It is a Herculean task for CBSE to educate students about AI or forge “AI readiness”, and CBSE has taken a “double initiative”. First, AI will be introduced as an optional subject in grades 8, 9 and 10; a facilitator’s manual has also been produced for classes 8 and 9.

Second, it deals with the premise that AI is a cognitive science, which can be related to various topics that concern cognition and reasoning. All subjects including math, computer science, neuroscience, psychology, physics, economics, sociology, philosophy, and languages ​​would fall under this area. The CBSE has required all schools to begin integrating AI with other disciplines in grades 1-12.

AI Embedded Education

There are three ways to bring topics into AI; in the first method, the teacher can select a topic from the subject that easily lends itself to one of the AI ​​concepts. The teacher would either choose the concept of AI as a tool to teach the topic or use the understanding of the topic where the teacher might be able to show a connection to the knowledge and use of AI.

For example, “data collection” is a familiar math task and “data acquisition” is an important basic AI concept. The teacher can use an AI-based application to demonstrate data collection in a math class or teach the concept and functionality of the AI ​​application through their understanding of data collection operations in mathematics.

Second, the teacher can consider a subject plus the integration of AI, which is simpler and has a more functional approach.

The third approach could be to have an interdisciplinary integration. The teacher can choose one of these subjects in his own subject which also relates to other subjects. Then, in consultation with other teachers, the four of them could explore the same topic to achieve the learning outcomes of their respective subjects while at the same time integrating each subject with AI.

The first approach is feasible in normal classroom teaching; this should take the form of a project and be carried out in large class groups over a certain period of time.

Interdisciplinary integration with artificial intelligence for class 9

“Effective pedagogy” in the classroom

Since all the cognitive domains of education are very closely related to the concept of AI, it provides the student with many opportunities to engage, which otherwise cannot be found by teaching lessons from textbooks. within the fixed frame of the four walls of the classroom. In an era called AI SPRING, AI and machine learning are developing dynamically; they can each propel the other forward and synergistically accelerate the frontiers of learning, as well as the creation of innovative new technologies. It is universally recognized that AI would be the source and the cause of the improvement of the teaching and learning methodology in the classroom.

In many parts of the world, especially in advanced countries, machine learning algorithms in the education space have already begun to help teachers fill in the gaps in the subjects that students struggle with the most. To date, the list of such AI-based teaching practices is long. A motivated and enlightened teacher will come across many such tools and practices in the course of their research, which they can profitably use from time to time for the benefit of their students.

Explaining the current state of the onboarding manual, Mehreen Mustaq Shamim, the AI ​​teacher from DPS East, said, “At the moment, teachers are undergoing training on the ‘onboarding manual’; we intend to integrate AI into the regular education classroom in the next academic year,” she added.

AI was introduced in grades 9-12 in 2019, with Intel and IBM creating the module. So far, up to 15 artificial intelligence (AI) projects have been completed by students in areas such as AI Autism Assistant, Cyber ​​Detective, HR Assistant, AI Medic, AI Play Assistant and AI Digi Chute.

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