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Peer-Reviewed/Published Articles

  • Avraamidou, L. (2015). Reconceptualizing elementary teacher preparation: A case for informal science education. International Journal of Science Education, 37(1), 108-135. doi:10.1080/09500693.2014.969358
  • Brinthaupt, T. (2014). Using a student-directed teaching philosophy statement to assess and improve one’s teaching. The Journal of Faculty Development, 28(3), 23-27.
  • Boye, A. (2012). Writing your teaching philosophy. Teaching, Learning, and ProfessionalDevelopment Center. Texas Tech University, 1-7. Retrieved from https://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/Resources/Teaching_resources/TLPDC_teaching_resources/Documents/WritingYourTeachingPhilosophywhitepaper.pdf
  • Chism, N. V. M. (1997-1998). Essays on teaching excellence toward the best in the academy:Developing a philosophy of teaching statement. The Professional and Organizational Network in Higher Education, 9(3). Retrieved from http://ucat.osu.edu/wordpress/assets/V9-N3-Chism.pdf
  • Coppola, B. P. (2002). Writing a statement of teaching philosophy: Fashioning a framework for your classroom. Journal of College Science Teaching, 31(7), 448-453.
  • Donnelly, R. (2009). Supporting teacher education through a combined model of philosophical, collaborative, and experiential learning. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 9(1), 35-63.
  • Faryadi, Q. (2015). Teaching philosophy statements. IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education, 5(6), 61-66.
  • Goodyear, G. E. & Allchin, D. (1998). Statements of teaching philosophy. In M. Kaplan (Ed.), To improve the academy (pp. 103-122). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.
  • Grundman, H. G. (2006). Writing a teaching philosophy statement. Notices of the AMS, 53(11), 1329-1333.
  • Kaplan, M., Meizlish, D. S., O’Neal, C., & Wright, M. C. (2008). A research-based rubric for developing statements of teaching philosophy. In D. R. Robertson & L. B. Nilson (Eds.), To improve the academy: Resources for faculty, instructional, and organizational development (pp. 242-262). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Kearns, K. D., & Subiño Sullivan, C. S. (2011). Resources and practices to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows write statements of teaching philosophy. Advances in Physiology Education, 35(2), 136-145. doi:10.1152/advan.00123.2010
  •  Korn, J. (2012). Writing and developing your philosophy of teaching. In W. Buskits & V. A. Benassi (Eds.), Effective college and university teaching: Strategies and tactics for the new professoriate (pp. 71-80). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • McGuire, F. A., Tucker, T. W., & Mainieri, T. L. (2013). They know my name. SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 1, 106-112
  • Meizlish, D., & Kaplan, M. (2008). Valuing and evaluating teaching in academic hiring: A multidisciplinary, cross-institutional study. Journal of Higher Education, 79, 489-512. doi:10.1353/jhe.0.0017
  • Nikolaros, J., & Truman, H. S. (2015). College philosophy and teaching. World Journal of Education, 5(1), 144-148. doi:10.5430/wje.v5n1p14
  • No author. (2013). Writing a teaching philosophy: An evidence-based approach. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy, 70, 191-193.
  • O’Neal, C., Meizlish, D., & Kaplan, M. (2007). Writing a statement of teachign philosophy for the academic job. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching Occasional Papers, 23, 1-8. Retrieved from https://www.sas.upenn.edu/ctl/grad/documents/UniversityofMichigan–TeachingPhilosophy_000.pd
  • Payant, C. (2017). Teaching philosophy statements: In-service ESL teachers’ practices and beliefs. TESOL Journal, 8(3), 636-656. https://doi.org/10.1002/tesj.29
  • Payant, C. & Hirano, E. (2018). Recurring topics in English language teachers’ written teaching philosophy statements. TESL Canada Journal, 35(1), 29-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v35i1.128
  • Sankey, L. L., & Foster, D. D. (2012). A content analysis of teaching philosophy statements of award winning colleges of agriculture professors. Journal of Agricultural Education, 53(4), 124-140. doi:10.5032/jae.2012.04124
  • Schoepke, J. S., Pfund, C., & Bubenzer, B. (2007). Workshop – Guiding a current and future faculty to develop an effective teaching philosophy. Session presented at the 37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. Milwaukee, MI: October 10-13, 2007. Retrieved from: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/4418242
  • Schönwetter, D., J., Sokal, L., Freisen, M., & Taylor, L. K. (2002). Teaching philosophies reconsidered: A conceptual model for the development and evaluation of teaching philosophy statements. International Journal for Academic Development, 7(1), 83-97. doi:10.1080/13601440210156501
  • Sheffield, S. L. M. (2013). Teaching experience preferred? Preparing graduate students for teaching opportunities beyond North America. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 6, 127-132. http://dx.doi.org/10.22329/celt.v6i0.3759
  • Swales, J. M., & Feak, C. B. (2011). Navigating academia: Writing supporting genres. Michigan: The University of Michigan Press.
  • Yeom, Y., Miller, M. A., & Delp, R. (2018). Constructing a teaching philosophy: Aligning beliefs,theories, and practice. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 13, 131-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2018.01.004