Embracing the Future: Clara Hawking, Head of Artificial Intelligence at Globeducate, Visits ICS Côte d'Azur

Embracing the Future: Clara Hawking, Head of Artificial Intelligence at Globeducate, Visits ICS Côte d'Azur
Jennifer Wallace

Clara Hawking, Head of Artificial Intelligence at Globeducate, visited our school in February as part of her tour of the three Globeducate schools in the South of France. The visits mark a significant step toward understanding and integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into our educational offering in a responsible and safe way.

Clara, an expert in the field of AI, joined Globeducate in September 2023 and teachers at the schools had already joined her first staff training webinar earlier in the academic year. The purpose of her visit this week was to engage with pupils, teachers, and parents, conducting informative sessions and shedding light on the ethical implications of AI in education as well as the opportunities this new technology presents for learning now and in the future. The sessions aimed to demystify AI, emphasising its potential applications, and laid the groundwork for future integration at ICS Côte d'Azur.

Her session with our PY6 students was the highlight of the day, as she explained how AI is learning and growing using language aimed at their level. When she opened the floor for questions, there were many insightful and powerful comments from our students, including themes such as screen time, video games, their parents use of technology, cyberbullying and more. 

The vision for AI in Globeducate schools encompasses a future where AI enhances traditional teaching methods rather than replaces them. Experiences at various Globeducate schools worldwide demonstrate the positive impact AI can have on creativity, problem-solving skills, and overall student engagement.  You can listen to Chief Education Officer Daniel Jones speak to the Times Educational Supplement editor Dan Worth in a recent podcast – click here. 

About Clara Hawking, Head of Artificial Intelligence for Globeducate

Clara holds a Master of Computer Science from the University of Stockholm with a focus on inclusion in Learning Management Systems and machine learning, then further specialising in AI at Master Level, which has equipped her with a keen understanding of the ethical implications of AI technology in education. She also holds a Master´s degree in Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics with a thesis concerning CRS at Dell computers, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a Master of Theology in Peace and Conflict Resolution, and a Ph. D candidacy in Political Philosophy and Psychology.

Clara also holds an executive certificate in Accelerating Digital Innovation from the Stockholm School of Economics. She has a passion for volunteering, which is evident through her role a voluntary Director of ICT and Digitalisation at an educational organisation in Kenya. Clara´s appointment reinforces Globeducate´s unwavering commitment to holding a position and will lead on all educational policies, programmes, guidance, training, and curricula initiatives for AI, as the group demonstrates its commitment to navigating the frontier of AI in education.