Ideas for AI in Education

Pre-service Teacher Education

Ideas here covers teacher education and mentoring in the period prior to qualification. For in-service training, see Continuous Professional Development.

Where AI Can Be Applied

Go back to our diagram to browse ideas on where AI can be used across the education system.

AI Ideas

We want to hear from you on what you think are the most promising ideas for AI that can help improve teaching and learning - you can vote by clicking the up arrow next to the idea. You can filter by 'What does it do?' and 'AI Tools' or search for keywords.
What is the issue? Solution What does it do? What kinds of AI tools can be used? Votes
Teachers do not receive enough support from colleagues and mentors. AI can help with analysis of teachers’ skills, weaknesses and interests and can support formation of effective collaborative working groups or support networks. Analytics Large Language Models, ML: Classification, ML: Clustering, ML: Dimensionality Reduction, ML: Regression, NLP: Generation
The quality of teacher development programmes is variable and there is often a disconnect with pre-service teacher education. Use AI to develop resources and syllabuses for both pre- and in-service teacher education. Content creation & adaptation Large Language Models, NLP: Generation
Pre-service teacher education curricula do not always align either to current professional practice or to current government policy. AI can help review existing pre-service teacher curricula to ensure alignment with best practice and national policy. Content creation & adaptation Large Language Models, NLP: Generation, NLP: Text Classification
Better assessment of teaching candidates is needed to ensure standards are maintained and development tailored usefully. Designing and analysing assessments of pre-service teachers' personal and professional qualities to ensure support can be tailored effectively. Analytics, Management and use of education information Large Language Models, NLP: Generation, NLP: Text Classification
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How We Have Categorised

AI Tools

AI Tool Categories • Definitions

While developing our AI ideas list we’ve also put together a list of the AI tools that might be used to solve the issues set out in each idea. The aim is to help us identify and prioritise what tech to develop and to understand the problems we want to solve.

See AI Tools List

What Does It Do?

Function • Purpose

Some of the AI applications are performing similar functions (even though serving different parts of the Teaching and Learning Framework). For example, AI chatbots could be used by teachers to support Teacher Learning, or by students to support Student Learning. We’ve put together eight functions that AI tools perform to solve the education issues identified. The aim is to help us group similar ideas together for ease of navigation.

See Functions List

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