Incorporating ChatGPT into teaching and assessment

Daniel Casey

ChatGPT has the potential to be a major disruptor both to teaching/learning/assessment, but also in our respective industries. We know politicians are using ChatGPT in their work, and that public servants are starting to experiment with it in policy development. So how should we respond in a university context? In semester 2, I will be incorporating ChatGPT into an assessment in a small SPIR class. Students will be tasked to use ChatGPT to create a policy brief to a Minister, and will then be assessed on a self-reflection on the process.

Speaker bio

Bio:  Daniel Casey is a PhD candidate at the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. His research focuses on responsiveness of political elites to public opinion and how the political and public agenda are set. He is studying this by examining the letters of members of the public to Prime Minister Howard. He his other research interests include government transparency and accountability; public administration; and the training and mentoring of PhD candidates. Prior to academia, he had an extensive career in the Australian Public Service, working across central and social policy agencies, where he worked on the establishment of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and the rollout of digital TV.  He has also worked for Members of Parliament and peak NGOs, where he was responsible for developing policy submissions to government.