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ERIC Number: EJ1150913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1916-0666
Metaphor, Paradigm, and Education
Ivie, Stanley D.
McGill Journal of Education, v52 n1 p33-52 2017
Metaphor is a critical tool for thought. Lying at the heart of every systematic body of knowledge are three root metaphors--mechanism, organism, and mind. Historically, schools of philosophy--realism, naturalism, and idealism--have grown up around these metaphors. The root metaphors and their corresponding philosophies provide the paradigms underlying different exemplars of education. To illustrate how metaphors, paradigms, and exemplars all shape educational thought, the works of three educators--Hunter, Piaget, and Bruner--have been selected.
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Language: English
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