The implications of generative Al for creative composition in higher education and initial teacher education

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This position paper explores the impact of generative AI on creativity and creative production in higher education, with focus also on initial teacher education. Creative outputs are an essential part of the business of higher education across different disciplinary areas, along with pedagogical and assessment practices matched to these outputs. However, the advent of generative AI has sparked a reconsideration of how we think about creativity, creative output, and the hybridity of relationships between generative AI and humans in creative endeavours. This emergent technology also has significant implications for teacher education and for the develop of new teachers who need confidence with using AI in learning contexts. We suggest that new thinking and critical dialogue are essential in developing educational futures in which generative AI is understood for its affordances, limitations, and dangers
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASCILITE 2023 Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationPeople, Partnerships and Pedagogies
EditorsT. Cochrane, V. Narayan, C. Brown, K. MacCallum, E. Bone, C. Deneen, R. Vanderburg, B. Hurren
Place of PublicationNew Zealand
PublisherAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • generative AI
  • creative production
  • higher education
  • initial teacher education

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