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Engage in Learning: a development programme for supervisors - apply by 15 September

last modified Aug 08, 2017 10:10 AM
The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning is offering this new four-month course for supervisors of under- and postgraduate students, combining theory and reflection on practice.

Engage in Learning is a theory- and practice-informed supervisor development programme on building supportive learning relationships with undergraduate and postgraduate students.

It has been developed by the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning (CCTL).

The programme is aimed at supervisors of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students of the University of Cambridge. Participants typically have a minimum of three to five years’ experience of teaching in higher education and commit to attend all four workshops. This course is not open to PhD students.

In four two-hour workshops, supervisors explore challenges and approaches to building supportive supervisory relationships through dialogical learning activities. Readings are provided prior to each workshop.

The programme emphasises building on supervisors’ own experiences. Between each workshop supervisors observe and keep a written log of specific experiences of supervision - these form a basis for reflection in the subsequent workshop.

Following a successful pilot in 2016-17, CCTL are now offering two separate instances of this programme - one in Michaelmas Term and one in Lent Term.

Aims of the programme:

  •  a platform to discuss one’s own practical experiences of supervision in a structured environment
  •  a solidified understanding of the importance and benefits of supportive supervisory relationships
  •  refined awareness and skills to build supportive relationships and recognise and deal with difficult situations
  •  opportunities to develop a network of supervisors with other participants on the course.

Full course details and online application:

Please register EITHER for Michaelmas OR for Lent dates. It is not possible to switch between terms.

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