Resource of the Month

This month’s resource, Using a Teaching Philosophy Statement as a Professional Development Tool for Teaching Candidates, is found in the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. According to its website, the journal, published by the Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University, “is an international forum for research and information about the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its applications in higher/tertiary education.” The article, written by Nancy G. Caukin and Thomas M. Brinthaupt, analyzes teaching philosophy statements and how they can be used as a professional development tool for teacher candidates.

Dr. Brinthaupt led a workshop titled “Developing or Updating Your Teaching Philosophy Statement” at Belmont’s May 2017 Teaching Center Workshop series.

The purpose of the Resource of the Month is twofold:
1) To encourage the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) by providing examples of high-quality research.
2) To provide faculty with innovative ideas that promote effective pedagogy.