Writing a Teaching Philosophy

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Room 6.30, Level 6, FBE Building, 111 Barry St

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Tessa Brinley


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"Writing a Teaching Philosophy"

A teaching philosophy is a brief, yet powerful statement about you as an educator. Crafting such a statement involves reflecting upon the goals you have for your students and how those goals are enacted through your teaching. Teaching philosophies are key elements within awards, confirmation and promotions applications. During this 2-hour workshop, participants will be guided through a reflective writing process and be provided the opportunity to develop such a statement.

Learning  Outcomes

On completion of this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Identify the main components of a teaching philosophy/teaching statement
  • Draft a narrative of their teaching practice
  • Discuss their teaching success and provide specific examples
  • Achieve substantial progress towards a draft teaching philosophy


Miriam Edwards is an Educational Designer at the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. She is also a doctoral candidate at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Miriam has extensive experience in higher education which includes teaching, curriculum renewal and subject design. Her research interests are in designing online courses which are both innovative and accessible to students with diverse needs

Dr. Andy Wear is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. He has worked in a number of Australian universities both as an academic and leading large-scale teaching and learning transformation projects, with a particular focus on digital and hybrid learning environments. He specialises in learning experience design, assessment design, digital pedagogies, philosophy of education, as well as academic leadership and development. Andy is an experienced facilitator of workshops and training supporting these capabilities.