PLAN Workshop: Why You Need a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and How to Develop One

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:

1. Describe key components of successful teaching philosophy statements 2. Compare and contrast sample teaching philosophy statements from a range of disciplinary perspectives 3. Consider your own assumptions about teaching and how these assumptions inform your philosophy of teaching 4. Begin writing your own teaching philosophy statement


Dr. Marie Kendall Brown is associate director for teaching, learning, and innovation at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning.  She joined UofL in 2009. Her primary work at the university involves designing relevant and useful programs, services, and events to support faculty professional development with respect to teaching.  Her research focuses on 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 received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan.

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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2211 S. Brook Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40208







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