My speciality is to teach how to think about the role design, beauty and functionality in our society. I teach you to observe, synthesise your emotions and thoughts, step back and reflect. All these actions and steps combined, form practical tools in your toolbox. Teaching deals with communication, knowledge transfer, listening, anticipating and reacting, stimulating and questioning.
give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime
My lectures are an adventure and never the same. I avoid needles repetition and never teach from a book. Instead of reading from a book, we explore, discover and reflect.
In 1985, I taught an art class when I was still at high school. I took over a few times the art class as the teacher was away, and she saw my enthusiasm for helping my fellow students. I liked it, but I was not very much aware of me doing some topical teaching.
When I arrived in Finland in 1995 my first teaching was in a pretty much similar situation: taking over a class. Gradually I began to teach more, see the list below.