Engagement

In class with a well prepared lesson and well thought out ideas, but that is not what it is about: my ideas are complicated and arise out of a lifetime of reflection on design. To learn we have to engage a subject and turn it into our own language. The problem of teaching is how to create the interest and engagement and keep the students focused on the subject in hand. To allow freedom while creating  discipline and direction. Our media give enormous potential for freedom and learning, yet without the tools of discipline, concentration and focus students simply fall into distraction.

To enter into the thoughts and viewpoint of someone else: to share and communicate. To  have openness and imagination and respect for the other. To move from self to a more global and balanced view of reality. This is education.

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