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LAE 6389 Practice Teaching Literature


Class 12: Teaching Philosophy - Closure


Reading Assignment:


    Literature Review- Chrissy Augur, Jerry Farber. "Teaching and Presence." Pedagogy 8.2 (2008): 215-225.
    Student Presentation: Syllabus Check - Chrissy and James
    Assignment: Statement of Teaching Philosophy -- see below
    Post #6 Group B

Class Objectives:

    Three student presentations
    Student course evaluations
    Discussion of teaching philosophy and loose ends



Notes and Discussion Questions:

Let's use this class as a chance to catch up or revisit issues that need or want further discussion. There are several possibilities. Post on what you most feel needs attention before we leave our group.

Also, we will want to focus some on a statement of teaching philosophy. I distinguish between the statement of methodology and the statement of philosophy in the following way: the statement of methodology is "what you do in the classroom" and the philosophy is "why you do it." Or, to borrow a fellow student's phrase from earlier, the first is your deep bag of tricks, whereas the statement of teaching philosophy should be a concise abstract of your personal rationale for teaching.


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Active learning and discussion

Teaching Philosophy

Today's exercise is explained on the above link. Note that this asks you all to post your statement of philosophy. If that's okay, we will do this in addition to those who have a weekly post.


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