We Need to Talk About ChatGPT: Adapting Art and Design Pedagogy to Take Advantage of the 4th Industrial Revolution (72328)

Session Information: Education/Pedagogy
Session Chair: Andrea Wright

Saturday, 23 September 2023 11:25
Session: Session 2
Room: Room A (Live Stream)
Presentation Type:Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

Worst case predications suggest that 40% of employment could be replaced by AI over the next 20 years and already we are beginning to see the impact it could have in academia. The AIGI have asked the question “Will Automation make graphic design obsolete?” going on to point out that much that designers do is ‘prescriptive’, this could be said of many other subjects within the creative arts. That said I believe that rather than fearing Industry 4.0 we, in arts education, need to embrace it as most of the key skills needed for students to thrive in the future workforce are already central to our pedagogy namely, creativity, critical thinking and complex problem solving. In a study commissioned by the WEF entitled ‘The Future of Jobs.’ these skills were named as the 3 top skills employers now look for in potential employees. Often in art and design education we have treated these skills as givens in our students, in this talk I will argue that we need a change of focus away from process and implementation to a pedagogy that promotes creativity as an assessable goal. I find it interesting that the word creative very rarely appears in any learning outcomes but now as we move into a world where ideation will be the last human dominated specialism, we as creative educators should be taking the lead in changing this.

Authors:
Anthony Roocroft, University of Bolton, United Kingdom


About the Presenter(s)
Mr Anthony Roocroft is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at University of Bolton in United Kingdom

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00