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ERIC Number: EJ824720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Finding Our Roots: An Exercise for Creating a Personal Teaching Philosophy Statement
Beatty, Joy E.; Leigh, Jennifer S. A.; Dean, Kathy Lund
Journal of Management Education, v33 n1 p115-130 2009
Teaching philosophy statements clarify why we do what we do in the classroom, and the process of drafting a philosophy offers an opportunity for developmental reflection. Personal teaching philosophies can be grounded in the shared foundation of historical educational philosophies. The authors offer here for facilitators a reflective card-sort exercise that helps surface the philosophical roots of personal teaching philosophies and helps teachers create or renew a teaching philosophy statement. They explain the exercise activities and typical outcomes based on their experiences facilitating the exercise. The authors conclude with insights and considerations for facilitators. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff
Language: English
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