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Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Date: Friday 16th Dec 2022

Time:13:00 – 14:00 (14:00 – 15:00 optional)

Venue: Online

Facilitator: Dr Jonny Johnston, Academic Developer

  • A Teaching Philosophy Statement is a short reflective document in which you define, discuss, and clarify your perspectives on teaching and student learning.
  • Teaching Philosophy Statements are typically used reflectively (e.g. for self-development) or for summative reasons (e.g. as part of an application portfolio affording evaluators insight into your ethos of teaching). 

The first hour of this interactive workshop (1 – 2) provides attendees with an introduction to teaching philosophy statements (TPS). Colleagues will be supported to develop their own teaching philosophy statement in response to a structured series of writing prompts, working both on their own and collaboratively with peers. 

The optional second hour of the workshop (2 – 3) is held as a ‘writing retreat’ hour – colleagues are welcome to use this supervised writing time to further or finalise their own TPS. Participants will be encouraged to engage in peer review at various points across the workshop. 

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