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ERIC Number: EJ1085593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Activating Metaphors: Exploring the Embodied Nature of Metaphorical Mapping in Political Discourse
Giovanelli, Marcello
Communication Teacher, v30 n1 p39-44 2016
Metaphor is generally understood as the process of understanding one thing in terms of another. The activity described here is designed to make use of the principles of embodied cognition and meaning, and specifically the embodied nature of metaphor, to explore political discourse and communication. With high-school junior or senior students in mind, although it can be adapted to work with younger or older learners, the activity begins with some exploration of the concept of metaphor before building into tasks that ask students to critically examine the embodied nature of a specific example of political discourse. In terms of assessment, learning can be indicated through the changes in language and behaviour that students exhibit as they complete the task. Instructors can also assess students' performance in the context of any existing assessment rubric.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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