STATING YOUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY. Danielle Mihram, Director Center for Excellence in Teaching University of Southern California. Introduction. What is a “teaching philosophy”? What does it include? What is a good teaching philosophy statement?. What is a “teaching philosophy”?.
Danielle Mihram, Director
Center for Excellence in Teaching
University of Southern California
( a personal portrait of the writer’s view of teaching).
Answers the question: “Why do I teach?”
-- Indicates that you have taken time to reflect about your teaching within the contents of your own discipline and within the context of your particular classes.
The appropriateness of one’s methods
The scope of one’s activities
The effectiveness of one’s teachingThe achievement of student learning
Sherman, T. M., et al. (1986). “The Quest for Excellence in University Teaching”. Journal of HigherEducation 48(1): 66-84.
-- usually provide relevant feedback from students
-- can serve to effect change and re-evaluation