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Developing a Reflective Teaching Portfolio

The Teaching Portfolio: Reflecting On Your Teaching Practice

This short course will be offered in Term 1, 2016, and Term 2, 2017. Dates and times for the next offering are TBA.

Short Course Description

The aim of this short course is to bring together a community of teachers (including graduate students, faculty, sessional lecturers, advisors, and staff) who are interested in developing and discussing a reflective teaching or advising practice. During the course, teachers will reflect on their approach and philosophy and the ways in which their beliefs, values, and goals affect their pedagogical decisions in the classroom. They will have opportunities to engage in reflection, discuss their teaching goals, methods, and philosophy with their peers, observe one another’s teaching, write a teaching philosophy statement and develop a reflective teaching portfolio, intended to foster reflection on teaching experiences to improve learning. For tenure track faculty, reflecting on one’s teaching practice provides a solid foundation on which to build a case file, similarly for sessionals, graduate students, staff, and advisors, reflecting on your teaching or advising practice will help rejuvenate your practice and prepare you well when applying for academic, staff, or teaching positions.

All classes held once each month. Topic schedule:

  • Reflecting on Your Teaching Practice
  • Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Selecting Best Evidence from Your Teaching Practice 
  • Reflecting on Feedback from Your Teaching Practice

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