UNESCO are very active in the debates over AI in education, in part driven by their responsibility for the UN Sustainability goals on education, which in a recent report were behind on target. AI is seen as potentially developing the capacity of education provision, especially in regions like Sub Saharan Africa, which have severe shortages of teachers.
At their Digital Learning week conference, UNESCO introduced their AI Competency Framework for Teachers and School Students which they described as "a work in progress."
They say: "The AI CFT offers a simplified, yet flexible structure that can be tailored by teachers in their local classroom contexts and institutional and system decision-makers in framing their teacher professional learning systems." "The following structure "organises 18 competencies along three broadly defined levels of progression and six cross-cutting thematic aspects."
The Framework is now open for consultation either by adding comments in the online version or by filling in a consultation form. The Call for Comments and Consultation form says: "Your valuable feedback is essential to ensure that these frameworks are inclusive of diverse educational contexts across the world and that they serve as relevant guides in preparing education systems to harness the potential of AI while being responsive to AI risks and upholding ethical and rights-based values in promoting student success."