Dr Lim Yang Teck Kenneth, Senior Education Research Scientist at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP), was invited to speak at UNESCO’s Digital Learning Week flagship event where he shared on the affordances of Generative AI in teaching and learning, namely the inaugural UNESCO Digital Learning Week. Dr Lim addressed an audience of about 300 assembled delegates – including Ministers of Education from various countries such as Europe, the Gulf States and Africa – in both French and English, which are the working languages of UNESCO.
The Digital Learning Week is the rebranding of the decade-long UNESCO Mobile Learning Week and will serve as the new UNESCO annual flagship event on digital learning to steer the human-centred digital transformation of education. It aims to convene in-person events to reassemble the global community of policy-makers, practitioners, educators, private sector partners, researchers and development agencies to jointly respond to the new dynamic around digital learning. The inaugural edition of Digital Learning Week will look closely at public digital learning platforms and generative AI, examining how both can be steered to reinforce and enrich humanistic education.