Although there is rarely a day when Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not in the news, and it is increasingly being talked about in education, it does not as yet have an important focus in vocational education and training (VET). Yet VET teachers and trainers are responsible for training the workforce of the future in which AI and automation seem likely to play such a big role. And of course, it will be VET teachers and trainers who will design and deliver continuing professional development to upgrade the skills and knowledge of the present workforce and provide retraining for those displaced by the impact of AI and automation on workforce labour demands.
During this course, you will learn more about the changing world of work and new demand for skills and knowledge. You will also explore what jobs are most (and which least) vulnerable to new technology and what skills will be needed in the future.
We will also be looking at the possible impact of AI on the world of education and training. We will be examining a series of different case studies and examples of how AI is being used in vocational schools and in the workplace to understand how it can be used for teaching and learning, ranging from gamification in German VET schools to the use of Chatbots for careers guidance in the UK. Although the examples come from different occupations, we think much of what they reveal is transferable between subjects and occupations.
So let’s start and check the curriculum! 🎉
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