The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL), an official assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, as well as an officially recognized standing group of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, is open to all those interested in exploring the boundaries of teaching and learning beyond traditional disciplines and methodologies.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: aesthetic, emotional, and moral intelligence; archetypes; body wisdom; care in education; creativity; felt sense theory; healing; holistic learning; humanistic and transpersonal psychology; imaging; intuition; kinesthetic knowledge; meditation; narration as knowledge; reflective teaching; silence; spirituality; and visualization.

AEPL invites participation in its many events, including AEPL's annual summer conference, JAEPL (the journal for AEPL), the AEPL Newsletter, national conference workshops, panels, and special interest groups at the College Composition and Communication Conference (4Cs), and the National Council of Teachers of English.


  • to explore research on expanded perspectives on learning and its implications for and applications to English and language arts education;
  • to encourage research and classroom practices that focus on new conceptions of learning;
  • to encourage publications and presentations on the subject;
  • to present programs and special projects on relevant topics;
  • to provide an open forum for theorists, researchers, and practitioners to exchange ideas on these and related subjects;
  • to integrate the efforts of those in various disciplines who have a common interest in effective teaching and learning.

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