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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Please note this course is oversubscribed and we are unable to accept late applications

During 2020/21 this course will start being delivered using remote learning methods. Specifically this involves using video-based teaching platforms and an online course Virtual Learning Environment. Teaching methods will include, but are not limited to, lectures, presentations by guest speakers and facilitators, interactive and experiential learning activities, reading and assignments to be completed by participants outside classroom sessions and online discussion forums.

The course will revert to face-to-face teaching combined with use of the Virtual Learning Environment when it is viable and practical to do so.

This course is designed for Cambridge staff and takes an enquiry-based approach to exploring challenges in teaching and learning in higher education in Cambridge and beyond, as identified by its participants. The course is delivered in collaboration between the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education and the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning.


Teaching & Assessment


You will submit three assignments for formative assessment You will receive formative feedback from your tutor and will be supported in developing and acting on collegial formative feedback through your peer-learning community. The course is summatively assessed through a 10-15,000-word portfolio which you will develop from your formatively assessed drafts and which you will submit by the final deadline of 27 September 2021. 

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

10 Aug 2020 to 27 Sep 2021

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

30 Mar 2020


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Master of Studies

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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