AI literacy in Teacher Education

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The rapid technological advances made in the past few years, and the development of new AI-tools, underscores the importance of enhancing teachers' competences. This project contributes to the development of AI literacy and new teaching methods.      

Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to become increasingly impactful, not least in education. However, the understanding of the effects AI can have on teacher education in terms of content, instruction and assessment is limited, and teachers are facing new questions as these technologies make their way into universities and schools. These questions concern AI as a phenomenon and how these tools can be used as a pedagogical aide for teachers and students, as well as what considerations should be taken into account as to if, when and how to use AI. Moreover, there are important ethical concerns relating to, for example, equity and data management that needs to be considered. This pedagogical development project contributes to the development of AI literacy in teacher education, and facilitates future innovative instructional methods grounded in research.

Teachers and students from teacher education (K-6) participate in the project. Using the teachers’ experiences and concerns as a point of departure, course content and instructional methods will be developed iteratively and collaboratively.

The project launches spring 2024 and stretches over three semesters. Funding was received from the Swedish Council for Higher Education. In addition to teachers and course coordinators at Linköping University, researchers from Stockholm University with experiences from educational development and AI EdTech also participate.

Recent publications

Stenliden, L. & Sperling, K. (2024). Breaking the Magic of Automation and Augmentation in Swedish Classrooms. Nordisk tidsskrift for pedagogikk og kritikk, Special issue: Artificial Intelligence, 10, 1–18.


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Katarina Sperling, Cormac McGrath, Linnéa Stenliden, Anna Åkerfeldt, Fredrik Heintz (2023)

2nd International Symposium on Digital Transformation: August 21-23, 2023, Linnaeus University, Växjö

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Karin Stolpe, Jonas Hallström (2024)

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