International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2023, Vol. 18(4) 82-101

A New Chapter is Being Written About Writing Instruction: Instructional Leadership at K-12 Levels in The Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Pınar Ayyıldız & Adem Yılmaz

pp. 82 - 101   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2023.631.4   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2307-24-0008

Published online: December 30, 2023  |   Number of Views: 70  |  Number of Download: 53


Abstract

In this study, in which artificial intelligence applications are examined at the K-12 level, the discussions are multi-dimensional. The use of artificial intelligence applications at the K-12 level, and especially the integrated use of online writing tools into the writing lessons, has led to the occurrence of plagiarism from time to time. In the first place, the fact that artificial intelligence applications create the feeling of being able to think like a human causes student to fully trust this software. What is more, when the subject is approached in terms of educational leadership, teachers' transfer of experience and high level of interaction during teaching and learning decreases. Because artificial intelligence applications individualize the education process and allow students to work more independently from the teacher and from peers. That being said, there are some points that are worth noting here. AI applications should be used as a tool, not an end because when these applications are utilized accountability cannot always be attained. The number of teachers who are already competent in informing and supervising students against malpractices is not sufficient. The fact that teachers are not fully competent in this respect poses a danger to the control and safety of the process. In order for artificial intelligence applications to be exercised effectively at the K-12 level, some software languages and coding skills must be acquired. Lastly, important steps need to be taken towards the future of artificial intelligence applications. Each country should include them in their education systems through their curricula from an early age along with AI applications. In this direction, teacher training programs should also be reviewed. It is of crucial importance to raise the awareness of the society on artificial intelligence, and about ethical rules and morality.

Keywords: Instructional Leadership, Artificial Intelligence (AI), K-12 Levels.


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APA 6th edition
Ayyildiz, P. & Yilmaz, A. (2023). A New Chapter is Being Written About Writing Instruction: Instructional Leadership at K-12 Levels in The Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 18(4), 82-101. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2023.631.4

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Ayyildiz, P. and Yilmaz, A. (2023). A New Chapter is Being Written About Writing Instruction: Instructional Leadership at K-12 Levels in The Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 18(4), pp. 82-101.

Chicago 16th edition
Ayyildiz, Pinar and Adem Yilmaz (2023). "A New Chapter is Being Written About Writing Instruction: Instructional Leadership at K-12 Levels in The Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 18 (4):82-101. doi:10.29329/epasr.2023.631.4.

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