Teaching and learning are intertwined.
A teacher cannot teach without a common ground of words, ideas and images between teacher and learner.
This common ground- of prior knowledge, skills and personal/cultural narratives- means that besides academics, information sharing, and skills acquisition,
Teaching and learning are about personal transformation, and consequently the vitality and renewal of our communities.
Learning is thus a social enterprise, based on participation in knowing and knowledge making.
Participation here means not just engagement in particular activities with particular people, but being an active member of one’s society, participating in the narratives of our communities and adding to these narratives.
All learning leads to the making of personal and cultural identities.