AI domain

In this section, we collect useful resources and possibly interesting organisations for you that can contribute to the development of lessons and training for children and young people on data and AI.


The Knowledge Centre Data & Society developed a glossary (in Dutch only) with terms related to data and AI. For each term a definition is provided and you can watch a video with extra context and a local link of an application from our country. When developing a lesson or training for children and young people, you can use this glossary to avoid conceptual misunderstandings.

The Knowledge Centre Data & Society is also present on KlasCement which bundles all kinds of learning resources (such as downloadable documents, applications, videos). Our KlasCement page is regularly updated with tools and publications we make that may be useful for teachers to use in their lessons.

MIT Media Lab, an American research institute, developed AI + Ethics Curriculum for Middle School, a series of lessons and activities around AI that teach students technical concepts, but also delve deeper into the ethical implications of AI (such as biases in algorithms). The teaching material is available for free and can be consulted here.


Are you still looking for more organisations working on data and AI? Or more focused on children and young people, and how they interact with technology? Then we recommend you also take a look at the organisations below:

  • Mediawijs: Mediawijs is the Flemish Knowledge Centre for Digital and Media Literacy of the Flemish government and imec vzw. Mediawijs helps the inhabitants of Flanders and Brussels to use and understand digital technology and media actively, creatively, critically and consciously in order to participate in our society. On their website you will find all kinds of publications and tools (e.g. 'mediawegwijzers' , information brochures on digital education and digital for all) that can help you design your lessons.

  • VRT NWS: VRT NWS released an EDUbox on AI, together with mediawijs, imec, RVO-society and Technopolis. This curriculum explains AI and the different forms of AI. In a playful way, you get to know the underlying mechanisms and pitfalls of AI. The target audience for the EDUbox is secondary education, but it also contains useful information for an adult audience. They also published EDUboxes on other topics, such as cybersecurity, social media, fake news and data in the press.

Or would you like to immerse yourself in the world of data and AI and are you looking for a low-threshold course? Then you can always take a look at the following low-threshold and general courses:

  • The course Elements of AI can be completed online and takes you through the world of AI: how does it affect your work and your life, how is it created and how will it develop further. You can take the course online for free. When you start the course, you get 6 weeks to complete it (average duration is between 5 and 9 hours). Besides theory, there are also some active exercises where you have to work with pen and paper. You can read a report about this course on the website of the Data & Society Knowledge Centre.

  • There is also an AI course for Belgium about the different types of AI and their possible applications in daily life, at work, and by the government. You can follow the course online for free and at your own pace. You will be guided by top experts such as Flemish professors, and also get concrete examples of how AI is already being applied in daily life.

  • In the AI course of the VDAB, you learn the basics of AI in 4 hours. You learn what AI is, what it does and what impact it has on work. After the course, you get a certificate. You can take the course online for free, after logging in with itsme, your eID or via your email address.

If you have not yet found the course you were looking for, we recommend you take a look at the website of the Flemish AI Academy. There, you can find more courses on data and AI for Flemish professionals and researchers. They also offer many low-threshold courses for a wider audience.