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Why metaphor matters in education

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dc.contributor.author Botha, M E en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T15:32:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T15:32:09Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.citation BOTHA, M.E. 2009. Why metaphor matters in education. South African journal of education, 29(4):431-444, Nov. [http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&pid=0256-0100&lng=en&nrm=iso] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0256-0100
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3214
dc.description.abstract I track the influence, presence and pivotal role of changes in the understanding of metaphor, which accompanied the paradigm shift from objectivism to pluralism and relativism in education. These shifts are also reflected in the choice of teaching methodology. I argue that metaphors are constitutive of educational activities, events and processes and that they inter alia mediate foundational world view assumptions of these events and activities. Metaphor carries epistemic and ideological freight, functions as a vehicle of a world view and provides access to a discipline's assumptions about the way the world and humankind are structured.
dc.description.abstract I track the influence, presence and pivotal role of changes in the understanding of metaphor, which accompanied the paradigm shift from objectivism to pluralism and relativism in education. These shifts are also reflected in the choice of teaching methodology. I argue that metaphors are constitutive of educational activities, events and processes and those they inter alia mediate foundational world view assumptions of these events and activities. Metaphor carries epistemic and ideological freight, functions as a vehicle of a world view and provides access to a discipline's assumptions about the way the world and humankind are structured.
dc.description.uri http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0256-01002009000400001&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en
dc.publisher Educational Association of South Africa
dc.title Why metaphor matters in education en_US


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