I believe teaching is about catalyzing the experience, and not about transmitting predefined pieces of information.
I advocate that teaching is most effective in an environment that mimics the real world, and that challenges the students to deal with simulated situations.
A successful environment is one that makes explicit as many variables of the problem under study as possible. In such an environment, the goal is to let the students decide the course of action based on the given stimuli and then to discuss the different alternatives.
I believe supervision is a particular form of teaching, in which the difference between the supervisor and the student can be much diluted, and can be transformed into a fruitful collaboration.
As a supervisor I aim to challenge the student’s assumptions, and to put my ideas in competition with his ideas. My ultimate goal is to have the student create something I would not have.