Episode 9

November 12, 2021


Owlcast 9 - with Dr. Antonis Karampelas

Owlcast 9 - with Dr. Antonis Karampelas
ACS Athens Owlcast
Owlcast 9 - with Dr. Antonis Karampelas

Nov 12 2021 | 00:22:53


Show Notes

One of the staple academic subject areas of primary and secondary education is the inquiry, research, and experimentation of Science. Students are introduced and exposed to data literacy and computational thinking and are encouraged to develop creative and critical thinking, problem-solving, and team working.

We are living in the age of inescapable if not compulsory technological literacy, where skills and competencies are required material to students, where the future is now. The Technology and Science curriculum, the STEM or STEAM blend of courses, and the frame of mind based on Artificial Intelligence, are the fundamentals of 21st-century education.

Dr. Antonis Karampelas is a member of the Science and Technology Faculty of the ACS Athens Academy. He is the Artificial Intelligence Framework Coordinator, working with faculty to holistically integrate AI into the school’s curriculum. Dr. Karampelas is a co-author of more than 60 published articles and research contributions in the fields of education and astrophysics.

Today we discuss:

  • Science Fiction and the vagueness of the future
  • Enjoying looking at the stars without a telescope
  • Preparing to conduct science experiments in space
  • Robotics and appeal of STEM to young people
  • Heisenberg and the principle of uncertainty
  • The importance of AI and the 4th industrial revolution
  • The emergence of Superintelligence
  • Getting inspired to become a science teacher

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