Together with your students, you, as a member of TUM's teaching staff, are the focal point of the educational process. Not only are you in charge of designing your students' learning environment and thereby laying the groundwork for their acquisition of competencies, you are the one who is putting a face on your thematic content; whose voice is describing the phenomena and problems concerning your field; and who is motivating students to study independently. Moreover, you are serving as the primary catalyst for students to think critically and act responsibly.
Posing considerable demands on educators in a variety of ways, good teaching extends far beyond the ability to convey thematic content correctly; in the final analysis, it will always be closely tied to the teacher's personality, personal competence, and social skills. Clearly, there is no one-size-fits-all approach that will work in every educational context. Your teaching style will be one-of-a-kind, as unmistakable and inimitable as your personality - and this uniqueness, in effect, is what ultimately makes for compelling instruction. It goes without saying that education is an interactive process involving key social factors. Thus, your ability to develop and adhere to a distinctive instructional style will be essential to sustaining your passion for teaching - and to creating an inspiring atmosphere that will reinforce students' motivation and foster their academic progress.