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ERIC Number: EJ1022492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Getting the Picture: The Role of Metaphors in Teaching Electronics Theory
Pitcher, Rod
Teaching in Higher Education, v19 n4 p397-405 2014
In this paper, I report my investigation of the use of metaphors in teaching theory in electronic engineering. I give a description of the nature of metaphors, how they are used in teaching the theory and some of the problems that might arise in the process. I investigate how some people react to the metaphors and how others forget the metaphors once they have learnt the theory. I suggest some reasons why this might happen.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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