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1st UK Workshop on AI in Education

Cambridge, 12th December 2005

Under the auspices of the Information and Computer Sciences (HEA-ICS) Subject Centre and in conjunction with the AI-2005 Conference.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been incorporated into the curriculum of Computer Science degree schemes for a number of years now at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The field of AI encompasses a number of sub-disciplines including machine learning, constraint satisfaction, search, agents and multi-agent systems, reasoning, natural language engineering and processing to mention just a few. Despite the fact that the underlying research areas have developed over the years, teaching artificial intelligence and related topics presents a number of problems such as a heavy influence of one's own research expertise and specialization in deciding the content of such courses and a lack of standard methodologies and tools that practitioners can employ for teaching topics in this area. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners that are interested in the teaching and education aspect of the field.

Researchers, practitioners and educators both from within and outside the UK were invited to contribute to and participate in the workshop.


The workshop series addresses issues specific to teaching AI and AI in education including, but not restricted to:

  • innovative approaches to learning and teaching AI

  • approaches for improving the students' learning experience (Undergraduate and/or Graduate)

  • incorporating AI research into AI courses

  • the integration of theory and practice

  • tools for supporting teaching and learning AI

  • using AI in teaching other courses

  • AI applications to assist in class instruction


The workshop was a mixture of presentations and open discussions of the attendees.


The proceedings are available as a pdf file.



Welcome and brief introduction



Integrating AI techniques into the Computing curriculum

John Kerins, University of Chester


An Integrated Approach to Learning Artificial Intelligence

Colin Price, University of Worcester


Sleeping with the Enemy: Infiltrating AI into the Broader Curriculum

Eric Atwell, Leeds University


Discussion: AI in the Curriculum



Coffee break



Using GIPO to Support Learning in Knowledge Acquisition and Automated Planning

Lee McCluskey, University of Huddersfield


Multi-Agent systems and the Wider Artificial Intelligence Curriculum

Martin Beer, Sheffield Hallam University


An Intelligent Interactive Online Tutor for Computer Languages

Kate Taylor, University of Cambridge


Discussion and closing



Maria Fasli
Department of Computing and Electronic Systems

University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ

United Kingdom

Program Committee

Juan Carlos Augusto, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, UK

Martin Beer, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Julian Padget, University of Bath, UK



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