A framework for the implementation of artificial intelligence in school education, outlining the boundaries of its use, will be developed within weeks jointly with experts and social partners, Bulgarian Education and Science Minister Galin Tsokov told journalists here on Thursday.
He does not think that AI can possibly supplant the human teacher. “Along with artificial intelligence, development of children’s personality traits, their social and emotional development, is very important in Education 5.0,” the Minister added. He argued that the teacher’s role has yet to change to a classroom inspirer and leader.
Asked about the idea of teaching Bulgarian language as a foreign language, Tsokov was adamant that his Ministry has an official stand on the subject which he entirely backs and that he will not allow anything like as long as he is minister. He added that he is unfamiliar with the ideas of the working commission and expects it to submit its report after September 11.
The Minister commented further that the national electronic system for preschool and school education is being upgraded. Its functioning is to be checked shortly and if any issues emerge, they will be addressed, he said.
Regarding the idea to introduce a discipline grade at school, Tsokov noted that this matter, too, should be discussed with experts and social partners. Expressing a personal position, he said he was in favour of a development of a positive educational environment which presupposes greater activity and independence of schoolchildren.
In Varna, the Education Minister attended the 3rd International Educational Forum “Innovative Educational Environment through the Prism of Emotional Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence. Directions and Challenges” (August 31 – September 1, 2032), organized by Varna Municipality.