AI for the next generation
Teaching and learning packs developed by CUHK professors working on the Jockey Club AI for the Future Project have been adapted in a new AI module for junior secondary schools, the education secretary has said.
Since the scheme was launched in 2019, professors and other scholars from the Engineering and the Education Faculties have created teaching and learning packs for secondary schools to use in pilot teaching and provided training to teachers. Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the project aims to enrich junior secondary school students’ knowledge of AI, inspire creativity and instil AI ethics and promote the use of AI for social good. It has benefited over 10,000 students so far.
At the Computational Thinking and AI Education – Mainstreaming and Commendation Ceremony on May 30, Secretary for Education Dr. Christine Choi Yuk-lin said in her speech that her Bureau, in collaboration with the Trust, had been consolidating and drawing on the experience accumulated by the schools from the project, distilling and developing it into the “module on artificial intelligence for junior secondary level”. The module will soon be issued for use by all publicly-funded schools in Hong Kong.