This inventory will help you identify your perspectives on teaching. As you consider the following statements, think of specific content and learners and the settings in which you meet them for instruction and learning.
NOTE: Because these statements represent contrasting views of teaching and learning, you will agree with some of them, but you must logically disagree with certain others. Be sure to discriminate between statements that are both consistent with -- and contrary to your personal views. You cannot agree with all statements.
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Focus on Learners, Content and Setting: Remember, the TPI is most accurate if you stay focused on the same specific content and group of learners throughout the inventory. If you are not primarily a teacher or instructor, focus on a specific situation in which you have important educational responsibilities.
The teaching setting where we generally meet is either Face-to-Face or Online/Correspondence (choose one only)
Now, focus on these learners, this content material, and this learning setting as you proceed.
What do you believe about instructing or teaching? For each statement, select the response that best represents your Agreement or Disagreement.
What do you try to accomplish in your instruction or teaching? For each statement, select the response that best represents how OFTEN it represents your educational intention.
What do you do when instructing or teaching? For each statement, select the response that best represents how OFTEN you do that action.
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Teaching Perspectives Inventory
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