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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning

 
The Mathematical Bridge of Queens College spanning the river in autumn

This 12-month course, now accredited by Advance HE at D2 (FHEA), is open to Cambridge teaching staff with a minimum of three years' experience of teaching in higher education. Current and recent participants teach / support the learning of Cambridge students across the full range of disciplines; they include University and College academics, professional staff supporting learning and postdoctoral researchers. This enables us to draw on diverse perspectives and experiences.

You will develop enquiry-based approaches to engaging with educational challenges and contributing to improvements in the education of students at Cambridge and at tertiary level more broadly. In particular, you will:

  • develop your understanding of how students learn;
  • extend your repertoire of teaching, learning and assessment methods;
  • develop a cogent personal philosophy of education drawing on understanding, use and critical awareness of educational research methods and reflective practice.

If you have any questions about the programme not answered on this page, please get in touch with the Course Director, Dr Meg Tait.

 

Applications for 2023-24 are open

The deadline to apply is Friday 19 May 2023.

Applications are made through the Institute for Continuing Education's course page, which also contains full details of the course.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 12 June.

 

Recent participants said:

'The course isn't about rules on how to teach – it's about gaining tools to help you critically to assess teaching, learning and assessment.'

'The peer group is one of the most important parts of the course. It greatly widened my appreciation for different viewpoints and the challenges of teaching in different contexts.'

'The overall structure is highly effective as a way of learning. The formative feedback, the tutorials, the pre-reading and work books, the self-reflection have been tremendously helpful and very different from ways I have been taught previously.'

Read more here about Taking the PGCTLHE.

 

Participating fully in the PGCTLHE involves preparing for and participating in five day schools, developmental exercises organised with peers taking the programme, and preparing a 13,000-word portfolio. You are likely to dedicate between 30 and 35 days over the course of the year; the schedule is structured flexibly to accommodate the commitments of participants.

This Master's-level course is equivalent to 60 credits at FHEQ Level 7, and is accredited by Advance HE at Descriptor 2 (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; FHEA). Up to 30 places are available for 2022-23; please note that the course is not open to PhD students. There is no course fee.

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