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The reason I give Igo advice during my teaching game...

The reason I give Igo advice during my teaching game...

This is the continuation of yesterday's Igo (Weiqi, Baduk) blog.

But many of my students told me that they couldn't
remember what they thought during their games.がく〜(落胆した顔)

At first I was surprised...ちっ(怒った顔)

It was because it was natural for me to remember
all the moves...

Well, most of my students were in their 60s and 70s.

Some of them were in their 30s and 40s.

Later I've learned that unless Go players learn
Igo as a teenager, it's very difficult to
remember their moves after the game.ふらふら

Moreover, the more I listened to my students, the more
I realized what they wanted or needed in the teaching.

So one day I started asking my students about
whether I could give Go advice during the teaching

They loved it!ひらめき

Most of them said, "Receiving advice during the game
was much better than advice after the Igo game because
I know why I played that!"

In fact, my students who were in their 30s and
40s also told me the same thing.

So my experiences tell me that I should give
advice during the game.

Also when I started giving it, they also felt
comfortable to ask me questions in the middle of
the games.

This is a way for me to understand amateur
Go players' thinking in the middle of the game.

Their thinking was also very different from what
I was thinking.

There was a huge gap between us!

Perhaps the gap was much wider than it is between
Japan and the U.S. or the East and the West!

It took me a long time to see common amateur
mistakes and problems.

It took me even more time to find out how to
explain things in order for them to understand

My experiences tell me that teaching adults
was very different from teaching kids!


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Posted by Michael at 2008年08月28日 03:37
Dear Michael,

Thanks very much for your kind comments.

I'll do my best to continue this. :)


Posted by Kaz at 2008年08月28日 10:00
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