Co-constructing skills for ChatGPT at university

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This is a critical reflection on our teaching practice experiences using the generative AI tool, ChatGPT, in a Semester 1, 2023, fourth year digital technologies unit in an Australian University Initial Teacher Education program. We start with an outline of three pedagogical approaches where ChatGPT was embraced. We then draw upon our workshop observations and student assignments to provide insight into how students and educators used ChatGPT to co-construct technological knowledge and reinforce digital literacy. We conclude with reflections on the importance of explicit teaching and playful tinkering with ChatGPT to inform and support educators in building innovative teaching methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Pages (from-to)T70-T80
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Academic Language and Learning
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2023


  • Co-constructed learning
  • university
  • playful tinkering
  • generative artificial intelligence

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