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Teaching Philosophies and Philosophy of Education

Teaching philosophy statements are an increasingly common requirement in the UK's academic job market; but for those unfamiliar with the term, writing a "teaching philosophy statement" may seem alien, baffling, pointless, or intimidating. Moreover, thinking about a teaching philosophy as merely something required for job applications makes the process of developing one more laborious and less interesting than it could be.

In this workshop, we will examine what is meant by a "teaching philosophy", and look into some of the areas that a teaching philosophy statement might cover; including core concepts in modern scholarship of teaching and learning, and theories of education. We will also undertake some discussion and planning activities which can form the basis for your own teaching philosophy statement.

Alignment to UKPSF: K1-3, V1-4

Time: 16:00 - 17:00, plus approx one hour of asynchronous prep work beforehand

Date: 17th June

Venue: Online (joining instructions on Course Directory page)

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Handout (including some reading suggestions)


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Pete is an Assistant Professor, working in the Academic Development Centre (ADC), in Senate House.

He completed his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Warwick in 2015, and has experience in lecturing, programme management and curriculum design.