Generative AI Tutors & Project-Based Learning: Boosting Financial Literacy in Japanese Students (76077)

Session Information: Design, Implementation & Assessment of Innovative Technologies in Education
Session Chair: Jennifer Black

Friday, 24 November 2023 14:45
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 605
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Promoting financial literacy among university students is crucial in today's complex economic landscape. This study addresses the research gap in innovative pedagogical approaches by investigating the efficacy of integrating ChatGPT, a generative AI tool, into a Japanese university elective class focused on financial literacy.

Thirty students at a private university in Eastern Japan took part in this 14-week course, which was taught in English. A generative AI tutor was used by the students to explore various personal finance topics. The students used what they learned to create learning artifacts such as a personal webpage and digital presentations. A survey was administered to the students at the beginning and end of the class. The survey instrument consisted of 18 quantitative items organized in three categories (1) Financial Knowledge, (2) Financial Behavior, and (3) Financial Attitude. Several open-ended questions were also included to gain a deeper understanding of the quantitative responses.

Preliminary findings indicate a positive impact on student learning outcomes, and participants found the AI-powered interactions engaging and informative. Students in the elective course also displayed confidence in grasping intricate financial concepts. Moreover, qualitative analysis of post-interaction reflections revealed a deeper conceptual understanding and improved application of financial principles in real-life contexts.

The results of this research will benefit educators, researchers, and practitioners who wish to understand how generative AI can be used to cultivate financial literacy and prepare students for a more secure and informed financial future.

Jon Gorham, Chuo University, Japan
Daniel Mills, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

About the Presenter(s)
Jon Gorham is currently a specially appointed assistant professor at Chuo University's Faculty of Global Management in Tokyo, Japan.

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00