Our world never stands still, and life sure would be boring without change, whether challenging or supportive. That's why we believe that AI text generators like ChatGPT should be embraced and become embedded in the process of learning to write.
Publishers Studio’s Policy* for the use of AI Text Generators such as ChatGPT
We believe that the skills of Writing and Persuasion are super-power skills, and we’ve concluded that AI text generators can contribute, helping students to learn to be highly competent persuaders. Magic occurs when you endeavor to document ideas. Setting down the stuff knocking about your brain and massaging that stuff into a more solid, permanent form.
The point of learning to write is that learning to write is learning to think. It is impossible — at least for most people — to develop a complex, multi-part proposition without writing.
Writing is the only technique to keep track of the steps required to persuade your audience. Writing is also essential in working out the steps of the proposition in the first place. For this reason, it doesn't matter how well AI can formulate an argument. Instead, students will still need to develop those arguments to learn how to think.
To write is to think in a certain way that is not possible when communicating orally. To lose the ability to write or never cultivate it in the first place is to be a lesser version of the person you hope to be.
In a team setting, a collaborative approach to writing is a method that can reveal the joy of writing. The student’s final draft embodies the richness of rigorous discussion and revision. More importantly, the learning model isolates and develops the critical thought processes that underlie good writing. Students learn how to write not only to communicate with the world but to learn how to think.
Important: We ask that work comprising AI-generated text includes an attribution such as, “this text is partially/mostly sourced from, or inspired by an AI system.”
*The policy of school districts and individual schools supersedes this policy.