Male, born in 1947, married, with 2 grown children. I live in Randers (pop 67.000) which is situated approx. 20 miles north of Aarhus – the second largest city in Denmark.
My interests are to many to mention – still, here is a few:
Family and Home, Computing, Graphic Design, Web-Design, History, Sailing, Social conditions for people around the World, Genealogy, keeping my car in good repair and Astronomy.
Before retirement (2007), I was a college teacher for 32 years at Aarhus Tech.
During the years I have taught on several subjects in basic and further vocational education as well as in-service training, including but not limited to:
Electric building installations, High Power Current, Electronics, Industrial Automation, Equipment on Agricultural Vehicles, Computer Aided Design, Wordprocessing, Spreadsheet, Database – and so on.
Here are some thoughts on teaching and learning from the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.
Fragment of a plain message.
If we wish to succeed in helping someone to reach a particular goal
we must first find out where he is now and start from there.
If we cannot do this, we merely delude ourselves into believing that we can help others.
Before we can help someone, we must know more than he does, but most of all, we must understand what he understands.
If we cannot do that, our knowing more will not help.
If we nonetheless wish to show how much we know, It is only because we are vain and arrogant, and our true goal is to be admired, not to help others.
All genuine helpfulness starts with humility before those we wish to help,
so we must understand that helping is not a wish to dominate but a wish to serve.
If we cannot do this, neither can we help anyone.
Soren Kierkegaard, 1859