19 June, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
75TR 602 Meeting Rm
Teaching philosophies express your values and beliefs about teaching. They are personal statements that introduce YOU, as a TEACHER. 1
A teaching philosophy is a self-reflective statement of your beliefs about teaching and learning. It’s a relatively short narrative that conveys your core ideas about being an effective teacher and about enhancing learning in the context of your discipline and in higher education. It develops these ideas with specific, concrete examples of what you-as-teacher and your learners do to achieve those goals. Importantly, your teaching philosophy statement also explains why you choose these options.
Why you might need a teaching philosophy
Your reasons for putting together a teaching philosophy will vary. You may need a way to concisely document your professional values so that you can articulate them to your learners, peers – or to a promotion committee or interview panel. A teaching philosophy can also be the introduction to your teaching portfolio, to a HEA Fellowship application, or the basis of a Vice Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Award. Or, quite simply, it can serve as a means and measure of your professional growth as it asks you to give examples of how you enact your values around teaching, and requires you to consider – and then re-consider – how your teaching practice is congruent with those values.
This workshop will:
- Introduce you to the value of developing a teaching philosophy
- Provide questions to prompt your thinking about your professional values as a teacher
- Provide support, encouragement, and space to start drafting a philosophy
This workshop will be facilitated by:
Lyn Collins (Senior Learning Designer, FMHS)
Natalie Spence (Senior Learning Designer, FSE)
Dr Karina Luzia (Program Coordinator – Professional Learning, PVC (Learning & Teaching))