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ERIC Number: EJ1174855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
What We Learned about Using Metaphors in College Teaching: Methods and Meanings
Lynch, Heather Lynn; Fisher-Ari, Teresa Renae
College Teaching, v66 n2 p60-62 2018
The field of education is rich with metaphors that reveal one's perspective on the nature of teaching and learning--ideas are "covered," students "absorb" information, teachers offer writing "clinics." Each of these metaphors indicate nuanced ideas about what schooling is and is for--to be checked off? Taken in unquestioningly? For those who are sick? Two teacher educators in the field of early childhood education share insights from their own experiences in considering novice teachers' metaphors in their preparatory experiences, particularly wondering what these unveil about heretofore unanalyzed beliefs and what instructors can learn so as to form further instruction. Methods are shared and reflection led educators to find important instructional and relationship-building implications for working with novice teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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