Helping Students to Use Generative AI Ethically for Research, Write Up and Revision

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Helping Students to Use Generative AI Ethically for Research, Write Up and Revision

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Programme Overview
Helping Students to Use Generative AI Ethically for Research, Write Up and Revision
Delivery Model Online Face to Face session
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable).
  • AED 480 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school
Deadline booking date
Wednesday 16th October 2024
Training dates
Wednesday 27th November 2024

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (UAE time)
Programme breakdown
  • 2-hour online, live facilitated sessions.
  • Practical approach supported by further reading suggestions and useful resources
  • Opportunity to ask questions and meet other delegates via ZOOM
Target audience

PRIMARY and SECONDARY school librarians or teachers with responsibility for managing resources in a library who wish to know more about how cataloguing and classification systems can be used within the school environment. Learn how to teach order in the library to students in an engaging way that is practical and interactive.

Aims of the course

The origins of generative AI tools

What is this technology and what can and what it can’t do? How long has it been around and why has it generated so much debate about its use?

Writing effective prompts

How should you structure a prompt? What information do you need to include? Why do you sometimes not achieve the results you are expecting?

Working with different types of generative AI

An exploration of free generative AI products for both text and images helping you to decide how to choose the best options and how to remix the results.

Applications in practice

Practical examples of AI generated content for common library tasks from keywording your catalogue, through report statistical analysis to competition design and lesson planning.

Intended outcomes
  • A better understanding of the benefits and limits of this technology and how it might develop in future.
  • A knowledge of a wide range of generative AI products and knowing what to use when for best practice.
  • Confidence in prompt writing to ensure the achievement of the best results.

Sarah Pavey

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Sarah Pavey has worked as a teacher librarian for many years, both in the independent and maintained sectors in the UK. She has published several professional books and is also a co-author of "The Innovative School Librarian". Her new publication “Playing Games in the School Library” was published in September 2021. Sarah has spoken at numerous teaching and library conferences and training events, most recently at the World Education Summit. Sarah holds a post 16 teaching certificate and is involved with the training of teachers and librarians on a regular basis in a variety of areas.

Programme Details

There has been a huge explosion in the availability of mainly free AI technology which aids the writing process and this has worried educators and assessors that it will encourage students to cheat. However, used correctly, just as with using the internet ethically, these tools can help students to be more creative in their writing by reducing the cognitive load on the mundane routine tasks. This short course will explore different products to assist with forming research questions, drafting outlines for academic writing and finding authentic resources to underpin research. It will also cover academic integrity and the creation of references and bibliographies using freely available websites. The course will also show how students can use this technology as an exceptional revision tool. Overall, this course will show AI is not a threat but an enhancement to academic writing if used skilfully.


This course will explore:

Session 1: The scope and ethics of AI tools in academic writing

What are the pros and cons of using this technology in research, essay writing and revision? How do we avoid students using cheating?

Session 2: Structuring extended writing using AI tools

Developing a research question, drafting outlines, understanding the importance of vocabulary in obtaining the information you need, personalising the outcome.

Session 3: Finding and recording research evidence

Using AI to find authentic academic papers, avoiding pitfalls, using data tools, checking for integrity, citing and referencing resources, summarising academic references in your essay context and personalisation.

Session 4: What’s not cheating?

Learning about some current advice from examination boards such as International Baccalaureate, Joint Council for Qualifications (UK), Australian Curriculum regarding AI use, using AI as a revision tool, future developments in AI tools

Sarah Pavey
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