Jun 10, 2015
Courses and Syllabi
Dr. Laura L. Runge
Office: CPR 360 D
LAE 6389 Practice Teaching Literature
Class 12: Practice Teaching / Teaching Philosophies
Student Presentation: 2 Teaching with Technology: Shauna and Colleen, Scott and Neal
Student Presentation: 2 Syllabus Check: Dana Laitinen, Neal Fischer
Assignment: Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Post #6 Groups A and B
2 syllabus presentations
2 teaching presentations
Peer review teaching philosophies
Notes and Discussion Questions:
Let's use this class as a chance to conclude or revisit issues that need or want further
discussion. Where do you think we need to go with our discussion?
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.
Please post your statement of teaching philosophy as your post for this class.
For more information on Teaching Philosophies, you can listen to a podcast. I recently was interviewed by Kyle Stedman (with several others) on writing a statement of
teaching philosophy, which he incorporated into his podcast. You can listen to that
here: . (Or google Kyle Stedman's Plugs, Play and Pedagogy.)
Active learning and discussion
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