This is a free digital resource designed to help you write a teaching philosophy statement. This resource was developed by the Directors of Teaching Advantage, Abby Cathcart, Dominique Greer and Larry Neale, QUT. The digital resource was adapted from research and associated resources by Beatty, Leigh and Lund Dean (2009).
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Professor Abby Cathcart, Associate Professor Dominique Greer, Professor Larry Neale, QUT, Australia
Developing a teaching philosophy statement (TPS) is a way of articulating your approach to learning and teaching by describing, analysing and justifying your methods and goals. At its simplest, a TPS is “a written statement of why teachers do what they do—their beliefs and theories about teaching, about students and about learning, all of which underpin what and how they teach” (Fitzmaurice and Coughlan, 2007). A key part of developing a TPS is drawing on the scholarship of learning and teaching to reflect more meaningfully on your own practice (O'Neal et al., 2007).