Do you know how you learn? You, personally. Not the way people have told you how you should learn, but how, you, in all your predisposition, really learn. I wonder if this isn’t the most important question.
What are the tools, information, exercises, I need in order to learn?
In so many places, but it seems especially in the arts, we rely on the magic of intuition, to show us that a student has aptitude. We often think that someone either takes to a particular form of expression, or not. But what about the person who needs a little bit more before something clicks? Shouldn’t we provide them with the tools to know what they need and where to seek it? Isn’t the goal that they may find it, and then whatever it is can click?
This is the reason I find myself more attracted to teaching people how to learn than teaching people how to execute.
The saying goes something like, “Give me a fish and I’ll go hungry tomorrow, show how to fish and I’ll never be hungry (at least for fish).” But I wonder if there is another step still. Something like, “Show me how I learned how to fish, and I will not be stuck only fishing.”