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Curriculum Making in Schools: Interrogating the Contribution of AI

The British Curriculum Forum invites you to an enlightening and important online conference that delves into the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence in education. “Curriculum Making in Schools – Interrogating the Contribution of AI,” aims to bring together insights from research and practice wisdom, to offer an exploration of how AI is influencing curriculum making in schools.

Our panel of four leading thinkers from universities and schools will provide both UK and international perspectives on AI’s influence across all age phases of education. This conference promises to be a thought-provoking journey, examining the benefits and challenges that educators, school leaders, and researchers face in navigating one of the most significant influences on the education landscape in recent times.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and engage in meaningful discussions about the future of education. Register now and be part of the conversation that is shaping the future of curriculum making in schools!

Draft Programme

16:30 Introduction & Welcome

Andrew Sprakes, XP School Trust

16:45 Presentation
Judy Robertson, Edinburgh University
16:55 Breakout Discussions 
17:05 Whole Group Q&A
17:15 Empowering Preschoolers with AI: Fostering Early Learning and Digital Citizenship
Weipeng Yang, The Education University of Hong Kong
17:25 Bridging the Digital Divide
Sam Illingworth, Edinburgh Napier University
17:35 Breakout Discussions
17:45 Whole Group Q&A 
17:55 Plenary
18:00 Event Close


Chairs & Speakers

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Gerry Czerniawski, Professor

Professor of Education/Research Degrees Leader at University of East London

Gerry Czerniawski runs the Professional Doctorate in Education at UEL and teaches on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses. In addition to his role as a researcher, author and teacher educator he is the Lead Editor of the BERA Blog and a...

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Matt Burns, Mr

Principal at N/A

Matt is the principal of a special school with residential care in Wales. He has worked in special education in various roles for over 20 years and has been a headteacher for over 15 years. Before his move to special education, he worked as a...

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Victoria Pugh, Mrs

Primary Lecturer in PSHE and RSE,Head of SENDI and Diversity at University of Worcester

Victoria is a senior lecturer at the University of Worcester specialising in PSHE and RSE. She is also the SENDI and diversity lead for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Victoria has 15 years...

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Weipeng Yang, Dr

Assistant Professor at The Education University of Hong Kong

Weipeng Yang, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education at The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. He specialises in early childhood curriculum and pedagogy with interests in STEAM education, positive education, and...

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Sam Illingworth, Dr

Associate Professor at Edinburgh Napier University

Dr Sam Illingworth is an associate professor at Edinburgh Napier University, whose research and practice revolve around the use of creative pedagogies to explore staff and student belonging in higher education. You can find out more about his...