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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Education: Merging Innovation with Tradition at Mougins School

by | Jun 4, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just a futuristic concept—it’s a present reality that’s reshaping how students learn and engage with academic content.

Mougins School, as a proud member of Globeducate, is at the forefront of this educational revolution, partnering with innovative minds like Clara Hawking and fostering the growth of alumni-driven AI platforms like MyTutor.io.

The recent collaboration between Mougins School and MyTutor.io, spearheaded by alumni Anton and Artem Gorelov, exemplifies the symbiotic relationship between education and technology. MyTutor.io, powered by its AI assistant Quark, offers personalised support to students aged 14-19 in IGCSE and A Level subjects. This partnership underscores the school’s commitment to enhancing learning experiences through cutting-edge technology while also nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit of its former students.

“As teachers we often dream of the day we see our students making real world impacts and finding ways to support them. It’s difficult and rare to find such a perfect example as is provided with Mytutor. Anton and Artem are two young entrepreneurs that we can help whilst at the same time allowing our students to benefit from a genuinely impressive product.” James Wellings, Head of School.

What sets MyTutor.io apart is its focus on tailored learning experiences. Quark, the AI-driven assistant, provides students with a comprehensive set of tools, including a wide array of courses, a chat-based learning interface for 24/7 support, and an interactive testing system that delivers real-time feedback. Importantly, Quark is designed to supplement learning, emphasising explanations and guided practice over providing direct answers.

The integration of AI into education enhances traditional methods without replacing them. While platforms like MyTutor.io offer personalised support. Initiatives like the Year 6 Victorian Day at Mougins School provide a one-day immersion into historical context and critical thinking beyond digital realms. During the Victorian Day, Year 6 students wore period dress, separated gender roles, and strict posture expectations, offering a brief but impactful lesson on educational evolution and societal changes. This immersive activity complements AI advancements, emphasising the importance of a well-rounded education that prepares students for our dynamic world.

Clara Hawking, Globeducate’s Head of Artificial Intelligence, envisions a future where AI in education isn’t just a tool but an essential component of academic growth. This vision aligns with Mougins School’s commitment to holistic education, where students are empowered to navigate the complexities of the modern world while cherishing timeless values and experiences. For further insights into Mougins School’s initiatives and the evolving role of AI in education, we invite you to listen to our podcast featuring James Wellings, our Head of School, and Clara Hawking. Gain valuable perspectives on the intersection of education and technology by accessing the podcast here. [https://soundcloud.com/mougins-school/artificial-intelligence-with-clara-hawkings]

As educators, we recognise the profound impact of AI on pedagogy, but we also appreciate the balance between innovation and tradition. The collaboration with MyTutor.io exemplifies this balance, a forward-thinking approach that leverages technology to support student success while fostering an appreciation for the diverse facets of knowledge.

The journey of integrating AI into education is ongoing, with each step revealing new possibilities and challenges. Mougins School, guided by its ethos of excellence and challenge, embraces these changes to ensure that students are equipped not only with knowledge but also with the skills to thrive in an AI-augmented world.

Through partnerships like the one with MyTutor.io and the visionary leadership of individuals like Clara Hawking, Mougins School remains committed to preparing students for the future, where innovation and tradition converge to shape the next generation of global citizens.

Watch the webinar by James Wellings, Head of School at Mougins School, in conversation with Fiona Murchie.

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