PLAN Workshop - Why We Need a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Description Teaching philosophy statements serve several purposes. They offer an opportunity for self-reflection, offer an introduction to one's teaching portfolio, provide a means of communication with one's students, and are increasingly a requirement in academic job applications. In this workshop session, led by Dr. Marie Kendall Brown, you will be given the opportunity to reflect upon your philosophical approach to teaching and learning by comparing and responding to sample teaching philosophy statements. You will also learn strategies for writing a successful statement and be given time to begin work on your own statement.

Learning Outcomes As a result of this workshop participants will be able to: 1. Describe key components of successful teaching philosophy statements 2. Compare and contrast sample teaching philosophy statements from a range of disciplinary perspectives3. Consider your own assumptions about teaching and how these assumptions inform your philosophy of teaching 4. Begin writing your own teaching philosophy statement

Presenter(s) Marie Kendall Brown, Ph.D., is assistant director for teaching and learning at the Delphi Center. She joined UofL in 2009. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. In her current role, she designs and administers programs, services, and events to support faculty professional development with respect to teaching. Her research interests include faculty learning and development, teaching and learning topics in STEM, strategic partnering with academic units, and college student development from a constructive-developmental perspective. She is a recipient of UofL’s 2015 Outstanding Performance Award.

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Friday, October 13, 2017 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Houchens Building, Room 105
2211 S. Brook Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

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Training & Development, Academic




School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, PLAN




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