Teaching Statement

As a genre, the teaching philosophy is a strange, often excessively dry document. It encourages us to think mechanistically about teaching, with the result that it often sounds insincere or aloof. In the document below I tried to write a different sort of teaching statement that demonstrated pedagogical method, learning outcomes, student mentoring, and my enthusiasm for teaching in the most straightforward and honest way I could in Autumn 2014.

(For more on how I approach teaching, see my May 2016 piece over at Sacred Matters.)

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