Appendix H: Accessible Education & Teaching Philosophies

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Incorporating Commitments to Accessible Education into your Teaching Philosophy Statement

A teaching philosophy is a self-reflective statement of your beliefs about teaching and learning and illustrates how you put these beliefs into action through your teaching practices. One is often required for instructional job applications in the university, and during tenure and promotion.

Given the time you’ve spent reading this FLEX Forward resource and reflecting on Accessible Education principles, we encourage you to revisit your philosophy statement to incorporate language and ideas related to your personalized approach to accessibility in teaching and learning. We have included some examples below!

 

If you are preparing a teaching philosophy for the first time, consider:

 

Follow the links below to see how others incorporate accessibility into their teaching philosophy statements. 

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