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ERIC Number: EJ810886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Beyond Transference: The Pedagogical Benefits of Metaphoric Critique and Construction
Zaino, Jeanne
Journal of Political Science Education, v4 n3 p317-329 Jul 2008
Studies show that metaphors are a useful way to help people understand new or difficult concepts. The research is largely silent, however, when it comes to the question of whether it is beneficial to ask students to go "beyond transference" by engaging in metaphoric critique and construction. This paper explores how critique and construction exercises can be incorporated into the Political Science classroom. More importantly, it examines the results of a study designed to assess whether these approaches are beneficial from a pedagogical perspective. (Contains 5 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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