I was a pretty mediocre graphic designer. It turns out I was a much better teacher of design than I ever was a practitioner. And you know what? I’ve met many practitioners who are shit hot at what they do, but couldn’t teach a monkey to throw its own faeces. There is absolutely no correlation between ‘real world’ experience and teaching ability.
The worst thing that ever happened to universities was when someone had the bright idea of creating disciplines, instead of allowing students to explore a range of subjects. Education is supposed to broaden the mind. Now it narrows it.
(Image spotted on Twitter from Mitch Goldstein) No matter how often I’ve insisted to students otherwise, it’s frightening how often “research” is thought to be “Googling” rather than understanding a […]