Generative A.I. in Teaching and Learning Community of Practice (Presentation/Workshop)

Wednesday, February 28
2–3 p.m.
Online via Microsoft Teams
Register for the event

Join us for the February meeting of Dalhousie’s Generative A.I. in Teaching and Learning Community of Practice. In this meeting, we will welcome everyone, and enjoy a presentation/workshop by a CoP member. Register for the event to receive information on joining the Teams site or search for “GenA.I. CoP” in Teams.

Generative Artificial Intelligence: Teaching the Craft of Programming

AI code generators offer valuable support to novice programmers by translating natural language descriptions into code. However, excessive dependence on these tools may hinder learning. This session aims to explore effective instructional strategies for guiding students in utilizing such tools within the framework of CSCI 1105 Intro to Programming. We will delve into the wider educational implications and emphasize the importance of aligning these tools with learning objectives and assessment criteria


Eric Poitras, PhD (he/him)
Assistant Professor
Computer Science | CSEd Research Cluster

About the GenA.I. CoP

The aim of the GenA.I. in Teaching and Learning Community of Practice is to create a space for cautious, critical, and open discussion and sharing around using (or not using) generative artificial intelligence in the classroom or in teaching and learning work. We welcome presentations or other organized discussions that showcase use in classrooms; discuss ethical use; describe guiding students in its use/non-use; or brainstorm general implications or consequences for any aspect of teaching, learning or being part of the university.

Anyone is welcome to join the GenA.I. CoP, including instructors, graduate students, staff, and faculty. No expertise in generative A.I. is required. Reach out to with any questions or to be added to the Teams site.

Intended Audience

  • Open to all