"I'm not a Robot: Working with artificial intelligence in early childhood education" is the title of the new Erasmus+ funded project on which Klax Berlin gGmbH has been working with partner institutions from Italy (Free University of Bolzano), Lithuania (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas) and Denmark (Borneinstitution Holluf Pile-Tingkaer, Odense) since February 2021.
From 13 to 15 September, there was the first opportunity to get to know each other personally and to exchange ideas. Colleagues from all partner organisations travelled to Berlin to take part in the first transnational meeting.
The "I'm not a Robot" project deals with the pedagogical challenges in early childhood education that come with the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) in social and family contexts. The increasing presence of these voice assistants and other "intelligent" machines in our society has an impact on children's lifeworld and their socialisation process.
The aim of the project is to understand this influence and to derive pedagogical action methods and approaches from it. Within the framework of the project, a toolbox with pedagogical tools and ideas is to be created, which will serve as a practical aid for pedagogical professionals who are confronted with children's questions such as "Does the robot have feelings?" in their everyday life. In a second step, a training course is to be developed on the basis of the toolbox, which interested educational professionals in the partner countries can later attend.