I am currently looking for jobs (lecturer in Mathematics) and I have been asked to include a "letter of teaching philosophy". Could any of you please explain what this is or point me to a reference? I couldn't find much after a Google search.

What should I include? I understand what my teaching philosophy is. For example, this includes:

  • Preparing slides.
  • Going from General to Particular.
  • Presenting examples.
  • Encouraging students to participate (e.g. by saying "well done!").
  • Pointing out additional references.

Are this sort of things what I am supposed to include in the letter?

  • The list entry "going from general to particular" reads more like an didactic concept than a teaching philosophy for me. Aug 3, 2015 at 15:34
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    You might want to read the teaching-statement tag wiki
    – ff524
    Aug 3, 2015 at 15:35
  • I believe the marked duplicate addresses your question. After reading that, if you still have a question, please edit this post to reflect what you have learned and what specifically you are unclear on.
    – ff524
    Aug 3, 2015 at 15:37


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