Examining the Political Dimensions of Creativity through ChatGPT: Challenging Hegemonies and Uncovering New Ways of Knowing

Potential Abstract:
This research article explores the intersection of creativity, political dimensions, and new ways of knowing within educational contexts. Specifically, we investigate how the emerging language model, ChatGPT, can be utilized as a tool for analyzing and challenging hegemonic perspectives in educational settings. With the increasing integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in education, it is crucial to critically examine their potential impact on shaping students’ ways of knowing and their understanding of social and political structures.

Through a multidisciplinary approach drawing from artificial intelligence, education, and critical theory, we first provide an overview of the concept of creativity and its significance within educational settings. We then delve into the implications of political dimensions on the understanding and fostering of creativity. By analyzing the role of power structures and hegemonies, we aim to shed light on how creativity can be shaped and constrained by dominant ideologies.

To investigate these dynamics, we employ ChatGPT as a powerful AI language model that can generate text-based responses and engage in simulated conversations. We propose utilizing ChatGPT as a research tool to explore how it responds to prompts related to creativity, politics, and alternative ways of knowing. By examining the generated responses, we aim to uncover potential biases, hegemonic narratives, and ideological underpinnings embedded within the model.

Furthermore, we discuss the implications of our findings for educational practice, emphasizing the importance of critically engaging with AI technologies and promoting diverse perspectives. Through challenging the hegemonies embedded within AI models, we can foster an inclusive and pluralistic educational environment that encourages students to explore alternative ways of knowing and to critically analyze political dimensions.

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