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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.

AEPP is accredited by Advance HE; successful completion of the programme will confer on you Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

If you have any questions about the programme not answered here or in the Programme Handbook, please get in touch with the Course Director, Dr Mary Beth Benbenek.

Applications for 2023-24 are now closed.


Who is the programme for?

AEPP is primarily designed for Cambridge colleagues with substantive teaching and learning support responsibilities. This may include early-career lecturers, College Teaching Officers, early-career researchers with substantial teaching responsibilities, and academic-related or support staff with roles involving substantial teaching or learning support. It may be of particular interest to academics on the Teaching & Scholarship Academic Career Pathway.

Appendix 1 of the Programme Handbook presents a table with examples of the educational roles and practices typical of someone who would qualify for Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. We would expect you to have this level of experience by the end of the programme.


What does the programme involve?

The nine-month programme is organised into a series of workshops, each of which has directed reading alongside formative assignments. You will explore theories of learning, develop a personal philosophy of teaching and learning, and enquire into approaches to curriculum design, feedback and assessment. Full details can be found in the Programme Handbook.

AEPP has a high degree of flexibility and participants can 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. For these key dates you must be able to attend, see Programme Dates 2023-24.


How do I apply?

Applications for 2023-24 are now closed.

We will aim to notify applicants of outcomes by Monday 3 July (requesting confirmation of acceptance by Friday 7 July).

There is no course fee.

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