Volume 10 Issue 3 (2021)

Artificial intelligence and education: A pedagogical challenge for the 21st century

pp. 7-12  |  Published Online: July 2021  |  DOI: 10.22521/edupij.2021.103.1

Esteban Vázquez-Cano


Background/purpose – Education in the 21st century faces a series of challenges, including training in mobile and ubiquitous contexts, and the improvement of the didactic processes associated with online and face-to-face teaching. For this, teachers and students can and should take advantage of the potential of tools based on artificial intelligence.

Materials/methods – This study is a review article, which presents a brief literature review on the possible applications and functionalities of artificial intelligence in education.

Practical implications – One of the prominent emerging challenges in education consists of proposing models and propositions for the integration of artificial intelligence into teaching and learning processes, based on solid didactic and pedagogical principles. Meeting this challenge appropriately and effectively may help to create more flexible, personalized, and sustainable learning environments.

Conclusion – The integration of artificial intelligence within education should be approached from a strong pedagogical approach in which not only algorithms should converge, but also emotions and appropriate values.

Keywords: Artificial intelligence, education, didactics, pedagogy, sustainability.


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