AI is revolutionising education, sparking creativity and innovation in the classroom

Publication date: April 21, 2023

AI tools can potentially revolutionise the way we approach education, for example by sparking creativity in students. To mark “World Creativity and Innovation Day”, on which we celebrate the importance of creativity and innovation in all aspects of our lives, including education, we explore how AI tools can be used to spark creativity in the classroom.  We will also look closer at how coding and AI can promote creative thinking and cultural, scientific, and technological innovation.

AI models can generate new and innovative ideas by analysing large amounts of data such as texts or images. By incorporating these ideas into a creative project or a problem-solving exercise, students can develop their creativity and innovative thinking skills.

Personalised learning experiences

AI tools can also inspire creativity through machine learning algorithms that create personalised learning experiences for students. By analysing student data, such as their learning style, interests, and strengths, machine learning algorithms can create personalised lesson plans that cater to each student’s needs. This personalised approach to learning can help students to think more creatively and develop their own unique ideas.

Coding and AI can promote creative thinking in various ways. One such way is by using coding to create interactive and immersive learning experiences. For example, coding can be used to create virtual reality experiences that allow students to explore different cultures and historical events. By immersing themselves in these experiences, students can develop a deeper understanding of different cultures and historical events, which can inspire them to think more creatively and come up with their own innovative ideas.

Analysing large amounts of data

Another way to promote creative thinking is by using AI to analyse large amounts of data. For example, AI can be used to analyse social media data to identify trends and communication and interaction patterns between people. AI tools offer a wide range of possibilities to spark creativity and promote innovation in education. By leveraging these tools, educators can better prepare students for success in a rapidly changing world.

Using coding and AI to promote creativity in the classroom is in line with the goals of EU Code Week, which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to as many people as possible.

MOOC Unlocking the Power of AI in Education

In March, the new EU Code Week MOOC Unlocking the Power of AI in Education took place to help find different materials, resources, ideas, engaging lesson plans and cutting-edge AI tools and technologies for supporting teaching, learning and assessment.

The sessions shared practical ideas and examples of best practice on how they use AI tools and technologies in the classrooms to support the students and how to enhance teaching and learning. 

The most recent MOOC also had a session on the educational use of AI and data, and how it can help enhance teaching, learning and assessment practices.

By incorporating coding and AI into classroom activities, students develop their digital literacy and gain a better understanding of how technology works. They can also develop their creativity and innovative thinking skills while engaging with these tools. However, AI is not the only way to spark creativity in the classroom – check this article for more ideas.

Whether you use AI or other means as the spark – the most important thing is to get creative, and get coding!