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SETSCI - Volume 6(1) (2023)
BMYZ2023 - Cognitive Models and Artificial Intelligence Conference, Ankara, Türkiye, Oct 26, 2023

Empowering the Next Generation: Integrating AI Literacy into Modern Education
Hamdi Erkunt1*
1Bogazici University, İstanbul, Türkiye
* Corresponding author: erkunt@boun.edu.tr
Published Date: 2023-11-26   |   Page (s): 33-35   |    302     1
https://doi.org/10.36287/setsci.6.1.014

ABSTRACT Today's students frequently engage with AI daily, yet many still need to learn the underlying principles. With AI becoming an integral part of modern society, the importance of AI literacy in schools is ever-increasing. This paper discusses the essence of AI literacy, emphasizing the understanding of algorithms, data processing, and machine learning while considering their ethical implications. Schools should integrate AI concepts across various subjects to foster AI literacy and utilize platforms that offer practical AI experience. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality's weekend technology workshop serves as a case study, shedding light on its curriculum and pedagogical approach toward AI literacy. Feedback from trainers and students offers insights into the program's effectiveness and areas of improvement. The curriculum's adaptability, combining theory with hands-on application, promotes a deeper understanding of AI among students. In conclusion, as AI reshapes society, comprehensive AI education becomes essential in equipping students to become informed contributors in an AI-driven world.  
KEYWORDS AI literacy, Curriculum integration, Pedagogical approach, Hands-on AI experience, Practical versus theoretical AI education
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