What moves us, drives us, draws us on in our teaching? How can we
communicate that which is so hard to say? When should we share, and who wants
to know? Do we dare to bare ourselves so openly? Do you?
involves developing a personal philosophy of teaching. This is one of the
hardest things to do in a postmodern world full of possibilities, but it is
crucial to give direction to what we do. (Skelton, 2009).
In a time when deeply human qualities matter more than ever, this event
takes time to sensitively explore the philosophies that underlie our teaching.
This is a ‘slow event’ in which teaching academics volunteer to bare all –
anonymously. We will work as a group to each create a personal teaching
philosophy in Mahara
ePortfolio, which will then be anonymised and collated for public
viewing. You will retain your original philosophy of teaching page for
use (eg career progression, CV, awards, professional
accreditation); your own page is fully updatable, sharable, and exportable.
See Nicci’s example page
What is involved?
For more information please contact Nicci.
A. M. (2009). A ‘teaching excellence’ for the times we live in? Teaching in Higher Education, 14(1),
Anyone who would like to create a philosophy of teaching page in Mahara ePortfolio
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