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ERIC Number: EJ674640
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0261-4294
"If You Think of the World as a Piece of Custard": Gifted Children's Use of Metaphor as a Tool for Conceptual Reasoning.
Hymer, Barry
Gifted Education International, v17 n2 p151-64 2003
A study examined the transcript of a group enquiry conducted according to the practice of philosophical enquiry with eight gifted children (ages 8-12). Use of a central metaphor was seen to play the role of a "conceptual playground," permitting the children to exercise both their imagination and their reasoning abilities. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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