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ERIC Number: EJ1164533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Rodgers on Calls for Observable Verbs
Mackenzie, Jim
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v50 n1 p18-27 2018
This paper takes up Shannon Rodgers' 2016 critique of curriculum writers' call for observable verbs ("Minding our metaphors in education." "Educational Philosophy and Theory" 48 (6), pp. 563-578), and argues that a more effective line of critique should focus not on metaphorical thinking, but on the notion of observation itself, by way of Nietzsche on metaphor, the history of astronomy, the non-existence of dragons and dissuading indigenous people from voting. [For "Minding Our Metaphors in Education," see EJ1096801.]
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Language: English
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