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Developing And Articulating Your Teaching Philosophy

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Tricks of the Trade: The Tenure Process

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9.405.1 - 9.405.5



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Albert Lozano

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Developing and Articulating Your Teaching Philosophy

Albert Lozano-Nieto, PhD Penn State University Wilkes-Barre Campus P.O. Box PSU Lehman, PA 18627

Phone: (570) 675-9245 FAX: (570): 675-7713 email:

ABSTRACT The development and articulation of a Teaching Philosophy is a requirement that both, newer and more seasoned engineering educators are being increasingly asked to produce as the building block of their professional careers. New Engineering Educators need to incorporate a strong Teaching Philosophy as part of their promotion and tenure dossiers, while more experienced educators will use it for advancement and promotion. In both cases, a clear and meaningful Teaching Philosophy is a critical point at the time of being considered for employment at another institution.

This paper addresses the author’s visions and experiences in the development of a Teaching Philosophy that conveys his own personal visions of the University and Department while gives the audience a framework to develop their own. There are four main critical points that educators need to consider at the time of developing their teaching philosophies, summarized below:

a) Their objectives in teaching. b) Tools and methods used to achieve those objectives c) Tools and methods used to measure the achievement of objectives d) The self-reflection on why teaching is important for them

The goal of this paper is to analyze each one of these critical points, guiding faculty members towards building a document consistent with their interests and institutional mission.

“Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society for Engineering Education”

Lozano, A. (2004, June), Developing And Articulating Your Teaching Philosophy Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13659

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