Making Future AI Makers

A 15-minute easy-to-understand summary of what and how we should teach our children and students about AI.


Video and readings

Time & Effort

~15 minutes

Course creator


Learning  outcome

Three key elements for teaching AI.

Target audience

Educators and parents



Why take this course?

For many adults AI is an overwhelming issue. It is all-embracing by nature. The technical terms are difficult. AI develops very fast, so it is hard to keep up with. There’s also the profound questions of AI’s morality and its socioeconomic impacts. Therefore many of us think that AI is very difficult to understand and to speak about.

So surely AI must be too difficult for children to explore?

Well, on the contrary! 
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About the course

Artificial intelligence, AI, is already a big part of our daily lives, and it will be even more so in the future. This is why all of us, and especially children need to be educated about AI. But what and how to teach about AI?

This course will give you a specialist insight into the three key principles of high-quality AI education. The course contains three sections. 

Video & transcript

Course includes a 8-minute keynote recording from a 2021 online education event between Finland and Japan.


After the video you will reflect your thoughts about teaching AI and do a short quizz.

Tips for teaching AI

We have put together a list of resources to check out for teaching AI.

Course Lessons

About the Course creator

Sirkku Tahvanainen

Head of Education at Code School Finland
AI education specialist and author, university lecturer, teacher training developer.

“For children no question is too big when it is posed right. Teaching AI must be based on the child’s own experience of the world and on problems stemming from their own life. My AI Robot is exactly like that. It harnesses the power of children’s imagination to help them learn not only about AI, but also other important life-long skills such as creativity and learning-to-learn."
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