ART TEACHER : MY DREAM VS THAI EDUCATION'S PROBLEM
I have asked myself for many years since I was young. 'What do I wanna be in the future?' I had the answer but it changes every year. This year too, I answer myself again. ART TEACHER is what I wanna be in this year.
I remember. When I was in my final high school's life, I had to choose the faculty and the university. Everyone in Thailand call it 'Entrance' This SILLY SYSTEM OF THAI EDUCATION makes a lot of grade 12 students force them to find out what they wanna be.
Some of them chose right.
Some of them chose wrong.
And some of them didn't know what they had chosen.
Or like me, half wrong half right heritage. I know myself that I love ART, the best an only one thing that I can do since I was lived in this world.
I can drawing for daylong. That's why my mom told me that she knew I didn't have an ADHD.
I used to do some 'Career Quiz' on the internet. But the answer isn't 100 percent you can believable. (laugh) I remember one answer told me if I love teaching, I will be a good teacher. So, I combined Arting and Teaching together, plus my babyish longing : wanna get an awesome short sleeve workwear shirt. = = LOL Finally, I'm a fourth year Design Education major at KMITL, the family I decided to put seed (me) for them to breed. Even I just knew product design isn't my right way. Anyway, it isn't exactly wrong. Arting and Teaching... maybe they are in my blood.
That I don't wanna be a product design teacher, cuz it isn't not my style. In my opinion,Product design is depended on the money, materials, process, marketing and the needs of others. It provides a few of imagination to the student, cuz they have to regard for a lot of factors to design. This kind of ART isn't the way the student learn to know themself, but learn to know the others's desire.
Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs said,
I didn't say to be Product Design teacher is wrong thing, because people have different ideologies. In my belief, I wanna be Art teacher because ART can provide liberty and unlimited imagination for the student.
No others's desire. No money. No marketing.
It's just you and yourself.
The student will use ART to find and understand themself.
To speak what they can't in another subjects.
To represent their expressiveness thinking and imagination.
To be with themself. To listen to their inner voice.
ART must be the subject that can substian the student's life and support their spirit and inner voice.
But the big problem right now of ART in Thai Education is the art teacher isn't regard the real meaning of art.
Albert Einstein said,
For 21 years of my life, has a lot of people and experiences give me precious cognition. If you don't know what you wanna be or what the way you are, try to analysis and synthesis your intrinsic.
My way of life (Conclusion of 2015)
1. Know your ability
2. Do what you love
Thank you for reading.
16 September 2015