Teaching Philosophies and Dossiers Resources

Preparing Philosophy Statements 

These handouts introduce philosophy statements and offers several reasons for preparing one. It also outlines the components of a philosophy statement and guiding questions to help you fill out each of the sections.

View the Preparing a Teaching Philosophy Statement handout

View the Preparing an Educational Leadership  Philosophy Statement handout

View the Preparing a Teaching Philosophy Statement Workshop Slides

Download the Teaching Philosophy Statement Worksheet (1)

Download the Teaching Philosophy Statement Worksheet (2)

Sample Teaching Philosophy Statements

These sample philosophy statements, from past University of Calgary Teaching Award recipients, show the diverse ways that people express their teaching and educational leadership beliefs.

View the statements

Creating a Teaching Dossier workshop materials

Slides and worksheets from a workshop on the steps involved in creating a teaching dossier. The materials cover the components of a teaching dossier, how to select and present data and documentation, and how to prepare a dossier.

View the workshop slides (PDF)

Download the worksheets (PDF)

Preparing a Teaching Dossier handout

This handout introduces the teaching dossier, outlines the steps and provides a framework for developing one, and outlines sample sections of a dossier.

View handout (PDF)

Framework for aligning a teaching dossier (Word)