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LAE 6389 Practice Teaching Literature


Class 12: Teaching Philosophy


Class Objectives



    Student Presentation: Teaching Resource: Kat Robinson
    Student Presentation: Syllabus Check: Jessica Trant; Jeff Spicer
    Assignment: Statement of Teaching Philosophy -- peer review
    Student Presentations on Teaching Observation
    Post #11



Notes and Discussion Questions:

Please have your teaching observation complete by this date and ready to present. This class seems fairly open, whereas the remaining classes are chock-full.

Let's use this class as a chance to catch up or revisit issues that need or want further discussion. There are several possibilities. Or, we can post our Teaching Philosophies and start the discussion there.

Part of our class will involve reviewing 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.


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