Module 2 Summary: Developing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy


In this module, you have:

  • examined the characteristics of an effective STP;
  • applied understanding and strategies to write your own STP;
  • demonstrated self-reflection through reflective writing to identify transferable and teaching skills; and
  • related individual teaching practices and values to include in your STP.


This 60-minute self-paced module is part of a four-module series for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows exploring strategies to reflect on their teaching and develop their teaching dossier.

Are you interested in adopting this series into your current and future graduate student and post-doctoral fellow professional development programming? If yes, download the "Institutional Guide" (PDF | DOCX) for programming ideas, embedding instructions, and customization options.

The series was co-developed by five institutional partners: Ryerson (X) University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, and Western University. This project is made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy. To learn more about the Virtual Learning Strategy, visit