Statements of teaching philosophy: Critical reflection about teaching practice
Friday, February 6, 2009
Ballantine Hall 005
Katie Kearns and Sarah Marion will share strategies for reflecting on teaching as well as information about the qualities of effective statements of teaching philosophy. During the workshop, participants will read and analyze several statements and will receive reflection guides for getting started. Registration is not required to attend this workshop.
Preparation of a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio can encourage thoughtful and critical reflection about teaching practice. Graduate students who prepare these materials have an opportunity to improve their teaching practice and their students’ learning and will be well prepared to demonstrate their teaching credentials for academic positions. Graduate students at early stages in their programs are highly encouraged to attend the workshop. It is never too early to develop reflective and evidence-based teaching practices, nor is it too early to start collecting the documentation of teaching needed to support academic job applications.