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Statements of Teaching Philosophy: Writing

Increasingly, faculty positions in 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 and norms in a particular context. Research shows that one of the central questions the teaching statement addresses for readers is, why do I teach? Furthermore, the teaching statement must demonstrate how the pedagogical approaches are actualized in practice, in the classroom.

This workshop grounds the discussion of typical organizational and stylistic features of the teaching statement in several real world examples from diverse disciplines. As well, the workshop includes dedicated time for participants to revise a statement of teaching philosophy and receive feedback from facilitators and peers. Therefore, the workshop is most useful for those with a draft teaching statement underway.

A dedicated Q&A concludes the workshop; however, facilitators welcome questions and comments from participants throughout the interactive talk, whenever something sparks your interest.

Workshop Facilitator: Dr. Patty Kelly, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 20│10am-12pm PT    

Registrants receive the Zoom link 1 day before the workshop.

Questions about this event? Please contact the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication: cwsc.info@ubc.ca.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm
  Faculty     Graduate     Post-Doc  
  Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication     Writing  
Dr. Patty Kelly

Registration is required. There are 88 seats available.

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