Fig.1 My mother sketching one of us c 1974
Imagine taking a desk and chair and sitting down in the concourse of Liverpool Station with a large computer screen. You are researching and writing up an assignment. People are going to look over your shoulder - some will contribute.
What makes this more or less likely to happen?
I used to sit and draw. This attracted attention. Sometimes I would draw people who sat for me - I was 'getting my hand in' for an A Level in art.
If my mother, an art teacher, were around then she would offer some gentle suggestions, sometimes taking out a sheet of paper to show me how.
Would you like someone to look over your shoulder?
With family around this is inevitable, from the indulgent love of a grandparent and the snidde teasing (potentially) from a sibling.
- Where do we recreate such ways to learn online?
- What more can we do to facilitate this?
- What is it about the human nature to help each other along?