A Computer Wrote this Paper: What ChatGPT Means for Education, Research, and Writing
17 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2023
Date Written: January 26, 2023
Of particular interest to educators, an exploration of what new language-generation software does (and does not) do well. Argues that the new language-generation models make instruction in writing mechanics irrelevant, and that educators should shift to teaching only the more advanced writing skills that reflect and advance critical thinking. The difference between mechanical and advanced writing is illustrated through a "Socratic Dialogue" with ChatGPT. Appropriate for classroom discussion at High School, College, Professional, and PhD levels.
Keywords: education, writing, critical thinking, ChatGPT, language generation, language-generation, writing mechanics
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