What is the Way of the Apprenticeship? Read on to find out more about craft and craftsmanship and the workshop.
Sometimes it’s damn hard to find a good teacher. One reason for this is that information transfer is difficult when the kind of knowledge that needs to be passed on in a craft is informal and generally not written down.
The other day, I was talking about the fact that you often need to have…
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– The five reasons why you should become a maker.
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– What ancient poets have in common with modern Linux coders.
If you do leatherwork or other craftwork you need a sharp knife… and not just any sharp knife.
You need the sharpest knife you can get your sticky hands on.
You need to start using medical scalpels…
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Kia ora..! Nau mai, haremai…! That’s Hello and Welcome in Te Reo Māori the indigenous…
I have to work and probably so do you. But in trying to make a living, do you think we’ve lost touch with the idea of making things well? Is work just a means to an end? Have we lost touch with the idea of doing a job well for its own sake?
In my work in tertiary education in Aotearoa New Zealand, I spend a lot of time thinking about this question and what the possible answers are.
One of my jobs is to help develop professional standards for kaiako (teachers and tutors) and others, including support staff, working with foundation level learners in Aotearoa New Zealand.