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Measuring teacher trust in AI

1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

PI/s in Exeter: Dr Judith Kleine-Staarman, Dr Georgina (George) Tarling

Research partners: KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), Cornell University (USA), University College London (UK), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Universidad de Valladolid (Spain), Osaka University (Japan), University of Bergen (Norway)


About the research

This survey study is part of a large international research collaboration, investigating secondary school teachers' trust in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in education. The term "Artificial Intelligence" refers to software that can make decisions based on large amounts of data (e.g., to provide automated feedback or screen the learners’ reading ability), and automatically improve its performance. Although using AI-based educational tools can assist teachers in their work and improve teaching and learning, there are also potential challenges to adopting AI technology in schools. 

Since work in other domains (e.g. medicine) has shown cultural values may influence individuals’ attitudes towards adopting AI-based systems, this study aims to understand whether teachers’ cultural values may affect their trust in using AI in education. The study will compare secondary school teachers’ cultural values and aims to correlate this to their perceived trust in AI in education. Data collection is taking place in Norway, Sweden, Israel, Japan, Spain, the USA, Denmark and the UK. The team from Exeter University is leading the UK strand of the project and secondary school teachers in the UK can use the below link  to participate in the survey.