From: floresgb (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Nov 12 2008 - 12:42:51 PST
Teaching philosophy might refer simply to your approach to teaching,
theorizing about it in terms of constructivism may or may not be helpful
(and it depends on who is reading your application, it will probably be a
committee). How do you teach? What are your methodologies? How do you
respond to studentıs learning abilities and processes? What kind of
environment do you create in your classroom, and the field (if applicable).
How do you approach issues of disabilities, different learning styles
(visual, auditory, sensorial, etc.), gender, diversity. I love Boalıs
approach, thatıs a pretty good model, but it doesnıt apply to every location
(although it might be helpful for students to know about Augusto Boal), and
this is just a personal opinion.
Cheers and good luck,
On 11/12/08 8:34 AM, "Flick Harrison" <email suppressed> wrote:
> I'm looking at a job application that asks about my "pedagogical philosophy."
> If you've read my posts you'll guess I lean towards a critical pedagogy,
> though I'm not an expert on the theoretical aspect of it. I'm influenced by
> Augusto Boal whose methods come from _Pedagogy of the Oppressed_, but I've
> also had some training in constructivist techniques...
> Any professorial types care to share their own thoughts on their pedagogical
> philosophy, or direct me towards some reading on this subject?
> Flick Harrison
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