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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning

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The Advancing Educational Practice Programme (AEPP) is a new teaching and learning programme that enables you to extend your understanding of teaching and learning and to develop your practice as an educator at Cambridge. You will explore theories of learning, develop a personal philosophy of teaching and learning, and enquire into approaches to curriculum design, feedback and assessment. The programme is accredited by Advance HE and, if you successfully complete all elements, you will become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

AEPP is primarily designed for Cambridge eduators with substantive teaching and learning support responsibilities. This may include lecturers in the early stages of their career, College Teaching Officers, and early-career researchers with substantial teaching responsiblities. It may also include academics on the Teaching and Scholarship Academic Career Pathways, or academic-related and/or support staff with substantive teaching or learning support roles. Please see Appendix 1 of the Programme Handbook for a table with examples of the educational roles and practices typical of someone who would qualify for Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Please consult this table before applying.

This nine-month programme is organised into a series of workshops, each of which has directed reading alongside formative assignments. AEPP has a high degree of flexibility and participants are expected to plan their work to fit around their other academic and research commitments. However, there are several compulsory components which cannot be missed: workshops, teaching observations and a tutorial. Help and support is available throughout the year to enable participants to get the best from the programme.

For more information about what the course involves and how to apply, please visit the Applications Site.

For key dates participants must be able to attend, please see Programme Dates 2022-23.

If you still have questions, please contact the Course Director Dr Mary Beth Benbenek.

Application deadline: Monday 8 August 2022

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