Teaching philosophies and approaches

Each instructor brings their own unique values, beliefs, and approaches to their students and their practice. Taking the time to reflect and articulate a personal philosophy of teaching and learning can help you understand and be more intentional on how you approach your practice.
Key Terms and Definitions

Value - what you think is most important in teaching and learning 

Belief - how you think people learn 

Approach - the way in which you seek to help students learn; the instructional strategies you use; your teaching style 

What's in this section?

Teaching Values and Beliefs:  This page provides some resources on values and beliefs and some prompts for crafting your own personal statement. 

External Resources

How People Learn - Vanderbuilt University, Center for Teaching. Teaching guide highlights how people learn and implications for teaching


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