Ethical Use of Generative AI Tools

Tuesday 26th March 2024

You cannot go far without hearing about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and it's uses in the workplace and in the lives that we live. The same goes for education...

At the College, we understand that generative AI tools like Chat-GPT by OpenAI are becoming more commonly used by students in their thinking, planning and in their work.  Students are learning more about the ethical use of these generative AI tools.

Our starting point is that generative AI tools are incredibly helpful tools - let's use them! But, let's make sure students know how to use these tools ethically.

The ethical basis for our guidance is about students reflecting on truth, knowledge, understanding, consequences and honesty.

Ethical Use of Generative AI Tools

  • Use AI tools to enhance your writing, not replace it entirely.
  • Take responsibility for understanding the AI-generated content so that you can evaluate its accuracy.
  • Be transparent about the use of AI content tools in your work.
  • Do not plagiarise or use AI-generated content to plagiarise.
  • If using AI-generated content, attribute it properly through citations and references.
  • Be aware of potential biases and inaccuracies in AI-generated content, and fact-check when necessary.
  • Regularly re-evaluate the effectiveness of the AI tools you are using to ensure that they are still producing accurate and relevant results.
  • Educate yourself on ethical considerations related to AI content tools and stay up to date on trends and best practices.
  • Stay true to your own voice and style as a writer, even when utilising AI content tools.
Despite AI tools being able to generate facts really quickly, our learners need to know how to determine fact from fiction and to be able to think deeper about their learning.

More information on ethical AI use can be found on the following websites:

Practices and Procedures from the University of Otago

Practices and Procedures from the International Baccalaureate

Guidelines for Teacher's Supporting Students

All teachers will be following the guidelines listed below as they lead, monitor and support your child through their written course work:

  • Students will be required to use Google Docs; teachers will meticulously check the revision history.

  • Conduct a viva voce - an oral examination.

  • Students will reference their work using the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style. The referencing style is incorporated into Google docs.

  • Teachers will use Turnitin authenticity checker.

  • Teachers will check the work submitted by students in other subjects.

You can read more about our Academic Honesty Policy here.