Documenting Teaching Competency – the Teaching Portfolio

Quality teaching is the result of constant reflection on your teaching practice, regular exchange of ideas with fellow colleagues and the ongoing motivation for further education – and this entire process will be documented in your teaching portfolio.

Continued documentation of all activities concerning your teaching will build up to your teaching portfolio. It comprises the following elements:

  • Teaching philosophy
  • Teaching biography
  • Teaching practice
  • Module descriptions (with comments)
  • Activities concerning academic teaching
  • Supervision of students´ theses
  • Student evaluations (with comments)
  • further training in higher education

Your teaching profile may prove to be a good basis for your teaching portfolio. Consulting and feedback considering your portfolio can be obtained from your department´s ProLehre partner.