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Association for Learning Development in Higher Education

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The Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) is committed to representing and supporting all those working in the field of Learning Development (LD) in the UK. They aim to cultivate a community of practice, promote discussion and ideas exchange, and further the professional development of our members by offering training opportunities and quality assurance.

ALDinHE aims to represent professionals employed in the field of Learning Development in Higher Education, primarily in the UK and Ireland, and those with an active interest in the field. ALDinHE promotes discussion about effective models for LD, cultivate a community of practice and act as a support network for the general professional development of staff involved with LD. 

The ALDinHE are guided by five values:

  1. Working alongside students to make sense of and get the most out of HE learning

  2. Making HE inclusive through emancipatory practice, partnership working and collaboration

  3. Adopting and sharing effective Learning Development practice with (and external to) our own institutions

  4. Critical self-reflection, on-going learning and a commitment to professional development

  5. Commitment to a scholarly approach and research related to Learning Development.


The ALDinHE have free Teaching & Learning Resources section on their website covering academic and report writing, doing research and research skills, independent learning and much more.

Learning development professionals are scholarly, research-informed practitioners who teach, facilitate, and provide support and advocacy for students and learners. 

The International Academy for Professional Development (IAFPD) is an Institutional Member of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education. The IAFPD subscribes to the aims of the Association.

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