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Learning for the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Eight Education Competences, 1st Edition

By Alan M. Lesgold


158 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Learning for the Age of Artificial Intelligence is a richly informed argument for curricular change to educate people towards achievement and success as intelligent machine systems proliferate. Describing eight key competences, this comprehensive volume prepares educational leaders, designers, researchers, and policymakers to effectively rethink the knowledge, skills, and environments that students need to thrive and avoid displacement in today’s technology-enhanced culture and workforce. Essential insights into school operations, machine learning, complex training and assessment, and economic challenges round out this cogent, relatable discussion about the imminent evolution of the education sector.


"If you care about more deeply understanding what it will take to design educational systems that prepare the next generations for a rapidly changing world—especially the ways in which smart machines will influence our careers, work, and life—this book is a must-read."Rich Milner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair of Education, Professor of Education, Vanderbilt University, USA

"This is an essential book for those who are exploring the impact of artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies on education, the workforce, and life. Alan Lesgold recommends the development of eight competencies in school, home, and ‘third places’ to help us adapt to our rapidly changing world. As a leader in the evolution of cognitive science and intelligent tutoring systems, he is the ideal person to write this book." Art Graesser, Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute of Intelligent Systems, University of Memphis, USA

"Alan Lesgold’s ‘voice’ is a pleasure to read, as he makes complex ideas eminently readable. After having spent his whole career in the world of educational research and application, his observations and use of research are interesting and informative."Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, School of Education and Departments of Psychology and Linguistics and Cognitive Science, University of Delaware, USA

Table of Contents

1. Overview

2. Human Life in the Age of Smart Machines

3. Competence Needed to Work in the Age of Smart Machines

4. Public Schools Today and What Is Missing


Goals of Education in the Past

Goals for Education in the Future

5. Schooling: Curriculum and How It Should Change

Transition: Living in Two School Worlds at Once

The Ability to Learn Efficiently and Quickly

Socioemotional Skills

Skills of Civic Participation

Ability to Evaluate Information

Facility in Collaborative Activity

Management of Personal Finances


Physical and Mental Fitness

6. Where Can Children Learn All This?

The Importance of Redundancy

7. Some Personal Reflections

8. How Do Schools Evolve?

Dealing with the History of American Education

Schooling in the Age of Smart Machines

9. Apprenticeships and Similar Experiences

Traditional Apprenticeships

Porous Career Paths

Learning the Eight Competences In and Out of School

Deepening the Subject-Matter Curriculum

An Example of In-School Focus on the Eight Competences

Out-of-School Opportunities for Every Child

10. Creating a "Third Place"

11. A Few Possible Ways to Address the Eight Competences


Informal Apprenticeships

Scaffolded Real Tasks

Scaffolded Simulated Tasks


Clubs and Sports

Governance Structures

12. Learning to Teach the Eight Competences


Parents, Political Leaders, and Business Leaders

"Third Places"

13. Assessing Learning of the Eight Competences

The Tyranny of Assessments

Tests That Do Good without Causing Problems

Stealth Assessment

Structured Social Moderation and the Use of Rubrics

Simulation-Based Assessment

A Choice: Continuous Improvement for All Children or Strong Public Control


14. Concluding Observations

Preserving Democracy

The Value of Redundancy

The Role of Charters

Lifelong learning

Needed Data Systems

Investing in Learning Opportunities

It Is Time to Act

Other Countries Are Pursuing These Goals

A Possible Path toward a Transformed Educational System

We Are a Society that Can Do Hard Things

About the Author

Alan M. Lesgold is Renée and Richard Goldman Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Education, Psychology, and Intelligent Systems at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

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