Teaching philosophy is a broaden concept including teaching values, beliefs, goals, methods, activities, etc. However, in this teaching philosophy statement, I only focus on the most important issue that I am facing in my current teaching. That is how to enhance the students’ motivation and engagement in the learning processes.
I am currently responsible for two courses named Entrepreneurial Financial Management in the spring semester and Applied Price Analysis in the autumn semester at School of Business and Economics, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. At the begging of lectures, I usually found students were passive and there was problem of lack of motivation and engagement for students in the both courses. In this teaching philosophy statement, I first discuss the reasons for these problems, then discuss the active-learning techniques that I have implemented to improve the problems, which include problem-based learning and various activities to expect students to talk, write and collaborate. The statement ends up with a major conclusion.
Please read the full text of my teaching philosophy statement in the attachment.