Its a good time, mid year to take some reflection time and take a self review on your education practice. The Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI) can provide a framework for this reflective exercise.
What Is The TPI?
- 45 item inventory.
- Aids the collation of ideas and thoughts around education
- 5 main domains of learning, motivation, education goals, teacher role, nature of learners and influence of context.
- Helps to better understand beliefs-actions-intentions of teaching.
- On completion provides a Teaching Perspectives profile.
Why Take The TPI?
The Teaching Perspectives Inventory can help if:
- “Preparing for a teaching evaluation
- Creating your teacher portfolio
- Reflecting on your teaching
- Researching teaching perspectives
- Curious about different approaches to teaching”
TPI & Good Teaching
Summarising the TPI results into different perspectives for your profile will focus around the following perspectives:
- Social Reform
Collins, J. B., & Pratt, D. D. (2011). The teaching perspectives inventory at 10 years and 100,000 respondents: Reliability and validity of a teacher self-report inventory. Adult Education Quarterly, 61(4), 358-375.
Pratt, D. D. (1998). Five perspectives on teaching in adult and higher education. Krieger Publishing Co.
Pratt, D. D., & Collins, J. B. (2000). The teaching perspectives inventory (TPI).