We are currently running vital academic integrity lessons with all Year 7 students in an integrated Literacy, Mathematics and Library unit of work. The aim is to equip students with the skills and learnings they need to be confident learners and to demonstrate that completing your own work is as important as ever in light of the explosion of AI writing tools.
As AI evolves and is now an ever-increasing part of our community, we are working with students to help them manage this rapidly shifting learning landscape.
Leveraging strategies and tools that have always been a part of learning—chiefly referencing and acknowledging sources—has come to the fore, and we are teaching students these skills and more.
In the lessons, the students learn how to reference; how to use AI software effectively and with integrity; and how to shape AI prompts.
A useful tool to assist students when creating effective prompts—what we type into AI tools to generate text and responses—is outlined below.
TAP and TASTE for effective prompt engineering.
For more tips on how students, your sons, and you can navigate the use of AI, click the button below to see the factsheet from the Open Universities Australia. It provides helpful ChatGPT dos and don’ts.
Mr Bill Roberts
Head of Library Services and Years 9 and 10 Applied Philosophy Teacher