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The rapid development of generative AI (artificial intelligence) tools such as ChatGPT and Google Bard has opened new possibilities for enhancing lesson planning in initial teacher education (ITE). These tools have the capability to generate tailored educational content, alleviating time constraints while concurrently enhancing the quality of teaching. By simply providing specific requirements and objectives, teachers can obtain comprehensive and well-structured lesson plans and subject plans. This paper explores the potential of generative AI tools to revolutionise lesson planning in initial teacher education. It begins by reviewing lesson planning using a generative AI tool, highlighting the challenges and opportunities that exist. A sample lesson plan and a sample scheme of work are further created. While these tools are revolutionising the way teachers work, these tools will not replace real human teachers. Teachers will always need to supplement generative AI content with their own insights and experience, allowing them to make informed pedagogical decisions.
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