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Statement of Teaching Philosophy: Writing

Increasingly, faculty positions in both research and teaching streams require a statement of teaching philosophy as one component of a teaching portfolio or dossier. Teaching statements reflect personal beliefs about teaching and learning, but also reflect disciplinary cultures and institutional structures in a particular context. Research shows that the central question the statement of teaching philosophy must address for readers is: Why do I teach? Furthermore, the statement of teaching philosophy must demonstrate how the pedagogical approaches are actualized in practice; that is, how concepts about teaching and learning are translated into action.

This workshop draws on research to introduce participants to some of the typical stylistic features of the teaching statement. As well, the workshop includes dedicated time for participants to revise a statement of teaching philosophy and receive feedback from the workshop facilitators and other participants. Therefore, the workshop is most useful for those with a draft of a teaching statement underway.


Workshop Facilitators: Dr. Patty Kelly & Margaret O’Sullivan (Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication)


Location Details

*Irving K. Barber Learning Centre*
*Dodson Room*
Friday, March 13, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
  Graduate     Post-Doc  
  Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication     Research Commons     Writing  
Dr. Patty Kelly and Margaret O'Sullivan
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Dr. Patty Kelly and Margaret O'Sullivan

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