September 26th, 2012
It’s been quite some time since I wrote anything here. For that I apologize to you all, especially to the faithful Russian bots who keep returning. I am deeply sorry.
What am I doing at the moment? Well, I have begun working part time as a tutor in game development. I really enjoy this and I feel like a student, but in a different context, all over again. The simple conclusion? We learn constantly. The division between learning and not-learning which traditional pedagogy creates is quite destructive. What do I mean, you ask? In a situation where students are seen as students, that is they wear the mask/identity of being in a specific position of learning, a non-existing contrary identity is created. This identity is the identity of the teacher who knows everything, a person who is past learning. I would argue that while this identity is created, no one is truly beyond learning. It is an intrinsic part of living. Rigid structures between learner (student) and teacher only maintains this false concept. I’m not talking about a complete removal of teachers (or am I…?) but rather more focus on the teacher as a tutor (or an “igniter of fires”). What does this mean from a more hands-on perspective? I’m not sure yet. The process continues.