Education is the ability to meet life's situations
Fortune cookies are desserts served in Chinese restaurants in the US and Europe. When you break the inside of the cookie, you usually find a note with your fortune written on it. A great discovery or invention is made by chance, or it gives unexpected joy or fun.
I recently got this cookie during a school event, multicultural Day. And when I cracked open, there was the message below.
For me, who is studying art education, this message conveys some joy. It is true that studying is truly beneficial to me. In Korean, there is a saying that you study and don't give it to others in vain. Through my studies, I tried to first discover the philosophy, theory, and background knowledge hidden in this transmission rather than simply conveying the skills or knowledge I have.
Adding a way to find meaning in the act of teaching gives a strong motivation to teach students more passionately.
If artists want to teach others, I would recommend them to study pedagogy at the same time.
The picture below is one of the pictures I have drawn as a sample to teach students. After concentrating on creating and expressing my art world, I am getting an opportunity to go back to the basics and think about expressing things again in order to teach others. This helps to re-learn the basic steps to express the object more profoundly and the true beauty it possesses.
Myungja Anna Koh