Dr. Jay Miller co-authors new book to help educators develop, evaluate teaching philosophies

Dr. Jay Miller co-authors new book to help educators develop, evaluate teaching philosophies

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Lexington, KY. (October 17, 2018). A new book co-authored by Jay Miller, associate dean for research and associate professor, is a how-to manual that provides a structured framework for developing a comprehensive teaching–learning philosophy from articulation through implementation to evaluation—and then reactivation.

Activating a Teaching–Learning Philosophy: A Practical Guide for Educators uses professional literature and teaching–learning experiences to provide pragmatic steps for using a grounded philosophy to inform, engage, and assess teaching–learning. Miller and colleagues advocate an integrated teaching–learning philosophy to promote ongoing commitment, engaged competency, and meaningful purpose in practice for educators. The book can be used as an individual tool for professional development or in programs that prepare engaged educators, including doctoral curricula. It can also be used to inform unit and even university-level activation of a joint, shared, philosophical approach to support accountability efforts, such as institutional effectiveness and accreditation.

“Be it promotion and tenure processes, annual evaluations, awards and recognitions, or otherwise, teaching philosophies are such a seminal part of what we, as educators, do,” said Miller. “With this work, my co-authors and I set out to write the book we wish we had when we started teaching.”

The book is available through Council on Social Work Education Press:  https://cswe.org/Bookstore/Books/Activating-a-Teaching%E2%80%93Learning-Philosophy-A-Pract.