The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Drafting Teaching Philosophies

Shakil Rabbi and Michael Heeney (Penn State)

When: Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Where: 362 Willard

Monday, April 20th from 6-8 PM in 362 Willard. What makes for a good teaching philosophy? How might different fields approach the work of teaching differently and how does this change the expectations of the genre for each field? This workshop will teach strategies for drafting a professional - and yet personalized - statement of one's teaching philosophy. We will focus on the genre conventions, organization, embedding pedagogical strategies, providing specific examples, and issues of ethics as a way to outline, draft, and polish an effective teaching philosophy. If you have a current teaching philosophy, please bring two copies to workshop. 


This workshop is part of the Spring 2015 Graduate Workshops on Writing. To sign up for individual workshops, please go online to: :