Workshop on Teaching and Learning Competencies for Artificial Intelligence (AI) from an Information Access Perspective

When :

from Thursday 7 November, 2019
to Thursday 7 November, 2019

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

Ms. Zeynep Varoglu ( and Mr. Jaco Du Toit (

The objective of this meeting will be to examine the elements for an instrument to support teachers and learners’ capacity development for the use of Artificial intelligence.
The discussions will focus on the concepts provided by the discussion paper commissioned by UNESCO entitled: “A Report about Education, Training Teachers and Learning Artificial Intelligence: Overview of Key Issues”. This commissioned paper on Artificial Intelligence and Education has identified five pillars to guide Artificial Intelligence and education, as follows:

  • Data awareness, namely the capacity to build , manipulate, and visualize large amounts of data
  • Understanding randomness and accepting uncertainty or the ability to live in a world where models cease to be deterministic;
  • Skills allowing individuals to create with code and to solve problems through algorithms;
  • Critical thinking as adapted to an increasingly Digital society and finally a series of questions amounting to understand our own humanity in view of the changes AI introduces; and
  • Reconsidering key concepts such as intelligence, experience, creativity, ‘the truth’.

The expected output of this meeting will be to provide recommendations on Artificial Intelligence competencies for teachers and learners linked to the ICT CFT and information literacy.

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