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Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Corrall, Sheila (2017) Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement. In: Workshop on Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement, 19 June 2017 - 19 June 2017, Technological Higher Education Association (THEA), Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)

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Developing a statement of teaching philosophy is established practice for teaching faculty in American higher education, with such statements routinely used in job applications, appointment reviews, and promotion decisions across the disciplines, but less often discussed in other countries. Teaching librarians may also produce a teaching philosophy statement if they are applying for a job with academic status or promotion to a tenured position; and the process of developing a teaching philosophy can have wider benefits for librarians, encouraging reflective practice and promoting the educational mission of libraries. Statements are usually developed through individual reflection, often with peer support and feedback. Key elements include discussion of your beliefs and thoughts about how learning occurs, and how teachers can facilitate or intervene in the process; consideration of what goals you have for your students, in relation to the subject matter at hand and for their education generally; articulation of your teaching or learning support style, i.e., how you prefer to behave and interact with learners; and description of what methods of instruction, assessment, and evaluation you use. Sentence completion activities, question prompts and guided reading can be used to stimulate thinking, as well as sharing examples from statements produced by others.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduSCORRALL
Date: 19 June 2017
Date Type: Publication
Event Title: Workshop on Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Event Dates: 19 June 2017 - 19 June 2017
Event Type: Conference
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic, librarians, Learner, support, Professional, development, Reflective, practice, Teaching, philosophy.
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Funders: National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Ireland)()
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 16:30
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 04:55


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