Wednesday, February 17, 2016


One more class ends. I have been teaching at the University from 1998. That's almost 20 years. Haven't had any pedagogical studies, all i know I've learned from example. That and practise. But the example I had was the best possible to be had. The example from such brilliant people as Sakari Marila, Helga Reinikainen, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Raimo Puustinen. I was fortunate enough to study under all these people. And I learned a lot from them. And what I learned about teaching was:  be interested, pay attention, care. None of my teacher's knew much about comics, but without them I would never have gone to the direction I went. I got from them exactly what I needed at the exactly right moment. And because of them I think that teaching matters.

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