ERIC Number: ED341985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Bridging: A Teacher's Guide to Metaphorical Thinking.
Pugh, Sharon L.; And Others
This book provides material and ideas for bringing metaphorical thinking into the classroom in the context of language discussions. It is organized to link the conceptual with the concrete, integrating teaching ideas with discussions concerning the various roles that metaphorical thinking plays in human understanding and communications. The book's first part, "The Nature of Metaphors and Metaphorical Thinking," discusses metaphorical thinking, how metaphors work, and the kinds of comparison involved in metaphorical thinking. The second part, "Personal and Cultural Aspects of Metaphors," deals with metaphors and self-awareness, metaphors and the enabling process, and extending self to cultural awareness. The book's third part, "Critical Aspects of Metaphorical Thinking," discusses metaphor, language, and thought; metaphors in critical reading and thinking; and metaphors and creativity. The fourth section, "A Resource Section for Using Metaphors in the Classroom," deals with strategies for metaphorical teaching, metaphors that help in teaching reading, and the importance of metaphors across content areas. A brief "Conclusion," a 27-item selected and annotated bibliography of books on metaphors and language, and a list of 170 references conclude the document. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Metaphors, Theory Practice Relationship, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Bloomington, IN.