I had tried not to be too excited about the start of the Permaculture Design Course but inevitably there was a degree of anticipation about what I would experience. The thing about experience is that I have learned if I expect X it will turn out to be Y. So was that the case today?
Well, the jury’s out. It’s hard to put my teaching instincts aside and be a student. However, being in that position is a lesson in itself. Humility is no bad thing. And preconceptions can inhibit learning.
So, while the objective of the course may not directly have been to help me with my own pedagogy, it has certainly already opened my eyes in a way I wasn’t expecting.