Transformational and problematic: Study reveals teachers conflicted over use of AI in education

The conflict felt by teachers when it comes to the increasing role of artificial intelligence in education and teaching have been revealed in a new study.
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Generic AI tools are too unreliable and inaccurate for them to be used effectively in the classroom according to two-thirds of teachers in the research. Three-quarters also believe that student misuse of AI will be a persistent problem in the future.

However, it reveals a conflicted picture with many teachers stating that they use AI and even more acknowledging that it is going to “transform education in unforeseeable ways”.

The research has been published by international examination board Trinity College London and involved survey responses from 1,012 UK teachers. It is clear from the findings that many teachers are worried about the implications of AI. The study finds:

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