The next step in developing a framework to guide the safe and effective use of artificial intelligence in the nation’s schools is underway with the draft being released for consultation.
Education Ministers agreed in March to establish a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Taskforce to develop a draft framework for using AI in schools.
The draft framework was presented to Education Ministers earlier this month and Ministers agreed to release this draft to get advice, feedback and ideas from teachers, parents, students and other stakeholders.
Outcomes from the consultation will support the development of the final Australian Framework for Generative Artificial Intelligence in Schools to ensure our schools, teachers, and students enjoy the benefits of generative AI while safeguarding against potential risks.
The framework was developed by a taskforce including representatives from all States and Territories and the Australian Government, as well as the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO), the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), and Education Services Australia (ESA).
Taskforce representatives from each State and Territory will consult with teachers, school leaders, students, parents and guardians, education unions and other key stakeholders.
The NSW Department of Education is the Secretariat for the taskforce and will lead the consultation process. More information can be found on the NSW Education website.
This work is part of the Government’s broader consultation on AI regulation.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Jason Clare:
“AI is not going away.
“Like the calculator or the internet, we need to learn how to grapple with this new technology.
“There are lots of opportunities, but there are also challenges and risks.
“We need to make sure students use AI for good and get the marks they deserve and don’t use it to cheat, while also ensuring their privacy is protected.”