Reflective Teaching Portfolio Short Course


Co-facilitated with one of USask’s teaching award recipients, the aim of this short course is to bring together a community of teachers (including graduate students, faculty, sessional lecturers, and staff) who are interested in developing and discussing a reflective teaching practice. 

During the course, teachers will reflect on the ways in which their beliefs, values, and goals affect their teaching style and choices. They will have opportunities to engage in reflection, discuss their teaching goals, methods, and philosophy with their peers, observe one another’s teaching, write a teaching philosophy statement, and develop a reflective teaching portfolio, intended to foster reflection on teaching experiences to improve students' learning. 

For tenure track faculty, reflecting on one’s teaching practice provides a solid foundation on which to build a case file, similarly for sessionals, graduate students, staff, and advisors, reflecting on your teaching or advising practice will help rejuvenate your practice and prepare you well when applying for academic, staff, or teaching positions. 

Short course outline:

  • Session 1: What is a teaching portfolio and how can I get started?
  • Session 2: Developing or revising your Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Session 3: Using feedback and evidence to guide your development in teaching  
  • Session 4: Teach your teaching - presenting your portfolio and philosophy​ statement

Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (CUTL) Connections: 

  • 4.1.1 -I articulate personal beliefs and assumptions about good teaching 
  • 4.1.2 -I set measurable goals for developing teaching practice guided by evidence 

Timing: 4 sessions – 2 hours each


 If you are interested in this course, please email the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning. 

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