ALDinHE is committed to representing and supporting all those working in the field of Learning Development (LD) in the UK. We 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.
We aim 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.
We are guided by five values:
- Working alongside students to make sense of and get the most out of HE learning
- Making HE inclusive through emancipatory practice, partnership working and collaboration
- Adopting and sharing effective Learning Development practice with (and external to) our own institutions
- Commitment to a scholarly approach and research related to Learning Development
- Critical self-reflection, on-going learning and a commitment to professional development
The association operates under the ALDinHE Constitution and is run by a group of volunteers on an organising committee. An annual general meeting is open to all members.
The steering group consists of the Association’s Co-Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary and Working Group Leads. The steering group is elected annually and is supported by the ALDinHE working groups.
We have developed strong links with our counterparts in Australia, New Zealand and Canada through the International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers to improve students’ experience of higher education.