Event Details

March 26


10:00 am - 03:00 pm


Bayes Centre (Room G.03)

47 Potterrow

Edinburgh, EH8 9BT

Would you like to understand more about AI and how it is changing education? Would you like some guidance in developing a policy for how your school can use AI in a responsible and ethical way?

Join Professor Judy Robertson, colleagues and guest speakers from academia and industry to discuss how AI is impacting education in Scottish schools. There will be plenty of time to chat about the issues with like-minded staff from other schools/organisations.

The course will cover:

An introduction to AI, including a brief non-technical guide to how it works

  • The debate about how AI could and should be used in education
  • An overview of how AI is being used in schools currently
  • How teachers can use Generative AI
  • How learners can use Generative AI
  • Learners’ views about AI in Education

This one day course is intended for policymakers, staff in the national education agencies or related charities, and school leaders such as head teachers or deputy head teachers.  We will run additional courses designed for class teachers in the summer term.


Bayes Centre (Room G.03), 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BT

Note: the outline  is still subject to change

9.30- 10 – arrival and coffee

10 – Welcome and Introduction: Professor Sian Bayne (Assistant Principal, University of Edinburgh)

10.10- How AI could and should be used in education: Professor Judy Robertson (University of Edinburgh)


11.10 –  Harnessing the Power of AI in Education: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies: Professor Rose Luckin (UCL and EDUCATE)

12.10 – Discussion session

Lunch – 12.30-13.15

13.15 – State of AI in Scottish Education:  Dr Laura Meagher ((Technology Development Group)

13.45 – Using Generative AI to give feedback on creative writing: Mr Alan Wait

(Alan asks that you read this short story before his session!)

14.25 – AI in Education – A Perspective from Finland: Professor Teemu Roos (University of Helsinki)

14: 40 – Q&A

Close at 3pm

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