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12/5/2011
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
1279 Anthony Hall
The Graduate School & TAP

Developing a Teaching Philosophy: Building Reflection Through Collaboration

Writing a teaching philosophy is one of the most rewarding and, unfortunately, often one of the hardest tasks to complete. How many times have we sat down to write an artful statement describing our roles as teachers only to end up slinking away from the computer, despairing over the difficulty of putting down nebulous thoughts about an enterprise that is hard to describe? How can we create that ultimately meaningful description of why we do what we do, how we do it, and how our approach reflects some deeper (dare we say, “unique?”) thinking about teaching? This workshop will give you a solid foundation from which you can start to write what will be one of the most important records you create of your teaching life. Bring with you writing materials and a cheerful willingness to share your “teaching philosophy travails” with your colleagues! Presenter: Kevin Johnston, Director, Teaching Assistant Programs. This workshop fulfills the MSU CCTP competency: Adult Students as Learners/Creating Learning Environments Limit 100