This is a free digital resource designed to help you write a teaching philosophy statement. This resource was developed by the Directors of Teaching Advantage, Abby Cathcart, Dominique Greer and Larry Neale, QUT. The digital resource was adapted from research and associated resources by Beatty, Leigh and Lund (2009). Contact the TA team here
To assist you to start the process of developing a TPS, we have adapted an exercise from Beatty, Leigh and Lund (2009) that has helped hundreds of early career academics and PhD students to start writing their philosophy. The exercise requires three steps:
Step 1: Sort through a series of concept cards and decide which 10 to 15 best represent your beliefs about how learning happens.
Step 2: Sort your concept cards into three to five themes and choose a name for each theme.
Step 3: Write a paragraph for each theme using the concept cards to help you articulate your core beliefs about how to help students learn.