6th October 2023
AI tools are now redefining how educators teach and students learn, especially since the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022 captured the world’s imagination.
For instance, AI-powered platforms such as Knewton and Aleks adapt to students’ learning patterns to provide customised educational content.
Another trend is the use of AI in automating administrative tasks such as the grading of multiple-choice tests. This frees up time for teachers to focus on more complex student interactions.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) is “developing AI-enabled tools in its Student Learning Space to provide greater customisation of learning and enhanced feedback for each child. These tools are being piloted for certain subjects and levels”, it said in a parliamentary reply in July 2023.
In addition, students will learn the foundation of AI through coding programs, the science curriculum and “their facilitated use of AI through assignments”.
Some parents fear that introducing AI tools to their children will lead them to cheat in tests and become lazy, but experts say that early exposure and proper guidance will help mitigate such concerns.