Well, home. Lecture and then picked up an extra class to cover while someone was away. Made for a long day. Let’s be frank and face the reality. I enjoyed my lecture, heck I usually enjoy lecturing. It is one of the few times where I get the time and privilege to just think. Some notes, an idea of where I think it needs to go, and off we set. I don’t imagine they’re that good for some students, waiting for that slide that let’s it all slip into place for the exam or the essay. But they are definitely forewarned.
If I want them to take risks in their thinking and not be afraid of mistakes then surely I need to model and even perform this? What’s the point of saying one thing and then presenting the surety and being right and tight every time? But, you know, most don’t think they signed up for something so insecure.
Today began from some very simple ideas around unit operations. It wasn’t about Bogost or OOO or even OMG. It was much less ambitious and much more simple (after all if I did do that, with 100 second year students, then seriously, how many would keep up outside of that coterie of HD students who are already HD students in spite or because of all that university education throws at them – they are not my measure of good teaching?). Just to shift, nudge, even kick and drag, their anthrocentrism. If only so in their media practice they begin to see what they use as having its own agency outside of what we all think we are doing. Small, but big, once they can wonder about it.No tags for this post.