The news of Thot Cursus (November 2022)

Each month, Thot Cursus offers articles from its news feed to École branchée readers (and even a few bonuses). Here are November's suggestions: scripting your course with debate-lecture pedagogy, the role of school in student inequality, more than 20 public applications of artificial intelligence.

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Each month, Thot Cursus is offering three articles from its news feed to École branchée readers (and even some bonuses). 

Here are November's suggestions: scripting your course with debate-elicitation pedagogy, the role of school in student inequality, 20+ public applications of artificial intelligence.

Scripting your course with the debate-lecture pedagogy
Develop public speaking AND critical thinking skills

Whether it is the objective-based approach, the competency-based approach or any other pedagogical approach, the goal remains the same: to better transmit knowledge and facilitate learning. In the context of a renaissance of public speaking, if we look at the public speaking societies or the eloquence competitions that are emerging, I had to present two conferences on pedagogy through debate and to lead training sessions for teachers in order to apply this approach.

From these activities, I was able to deduce that the debate-lecture approach can be summarized in five main points.

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The role of schools in student inequality 
Systems that unravel the opportunities for everyone

We have this vision of education as a marathon where everyone starts from the same line to cross the finish line. A "competition" where everyone has to get there. An analogy that doesn't quite make sense in reality because some students start with a head start while others find themselves well behind the pack. Sure, but they all reach the end eventually, and isn't that the most important thing? Unfortunately, this is not true and, above all, the treatment of the students differs according to the "winners" and "losers" of this didactic marathon.

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Artificial intelligence in frenzy
More than 20 public applications

The arrival of artificial intelligence is not easily compared with previous technical breakthroughs because, unlike inventions such as the computer, the internal combustion engine, the microscope or the printing press, it does nothing in itself except increase the scope of virtually all previous technical breakthroughs.

Here are some recent applications of A.I., to make us dream or worry.

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Dedicated to promoting learning in all its forms, Thot Cursus has been online since 1996. Its team deals with the training and use of digital tools and resources for education and culture, in all areas of human activity.

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About the Author

Martine Rioux
Martine Rioux
After studying public communication, Martine worked as a journalist for various publications, before pursuing her career as an interactive communications consultant at La Capitale, a financial group, then at Québec Numérique, an organization she took over as general manager before making the jump. as political advisor in the office of the Minister for Digital Government Transformation. Today she is the online Editor-in-Chief and Special Projects Manager at l'École branchée. Her dream: that everyone has access to technology and can use it as a tool for learning and opening up to the world.

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