LEARNERS & LEARNING COMPETENCY
I like to picture It as the entire space within the triangle, and Thou and I meeting there. Knowledge starts when the triangle pulsates from its center. My vision of the concept of Thou and I meeting at the It of commonality and interest, is akin to the chaotic nature of space as an expanding continuum. The I and Thou become connected molecularly, as they explore and incorporate It. The triangle bulges from its center, the three points are stretched until they lie along an ellipse or circle and continually encompass and are moved by It - and knowledge grows.
In his writing, Buber is talking about spirituality, “I and Thou,” but his analogies resonate with our triangle of learning. My quick, in-class definition of the teacher, is as the eye - within the I, Thou, It triangle.