Educational Development

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Teaching philosophy statements clearly communicate what our fundamental beliefs are about teaching and learning; why we hold these beliefs; and, how we put them into practice. Teaching philosophy statements can be used for a variety […]

Educational Development

Reading, Learning, Teaching: A Book Club Experience

Cheryl Jeffs, Educational Development Consultant, Educational Development Unit, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning We just finished discussing the last chapters of Dee Fink’s book, Creating Significant Learning Experiences (2013), had a quick photo taken, […]

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Educational Development

The What? So What? And Now What? of Critical Reflection

Critical reflection occurs when we analyze and challenge our presuppositions and evaluate the appropriateness of our knowledge, understanding and beliefs, in light of our present contexts (Mezirow, 1990). Many of us would support the importance of […]