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dc.contributor.authorBotha, M Een_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-04T15:32:09Z
dc.date.available2010-08-04T15:32:09Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationBOTHA, 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.issn0256-0100
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/3214
dc.description.abstractI 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.abstractI 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.urihttp://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0256-01002009000400001&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en
dc.publisherEducational Association of South Africa
dc.titleWhy metaphor matters in educationen_US


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