Perfectly stated!!!!! I've been teaching computer art courses for 5 years.
Some classes thrive on self-discovery and others need one on one help.
I like to give a pre-test to evaluate students' levels of computer skills.
From: Woody Duncan [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 9:34 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: computers
Discovery is a very powerful teacher. The trick is knowing
just how much to show and how to motivate self inquiry.
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
> Doesn't this make you crazy! I took an adult ed course and have spent so
> much time playing with it and my own kids sit down and just seem to
> figure out everything in a much shorter time. This is my first year back
> teaching after 25 or so years, and I wonder if I "teach" too much, and I
> should let them discover more.