Metaphors We Teach By: How Metaphors Shape What We Do in Classrooms

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Metaphors We Teach By: How Metaphors Shape What We Do in Classrooms

2012 | 143 Pages | ISBN: 1620320142 | PDF | 1 MB

Metaphors We Teach By helps teachers reflect on how the metaphors they use to think about education shape what happens in their classrooms and in their schools. Teaching and learning will differ in classrooms whose teachers think of students as plants to be nurtured from those who consider them as clay to be molded. Students will be assessed differently if teachers think of assessment as a blessing and as justice instead of as measurement. This volume examines dozens of such metaphors related to teaching and teachers, learning and learners, curriculum, assessment, gender, and matters of spirituality and faith. The book challenges teachers to embrace metaphors that fit their worldview and will improve teaching and learning in their classrooms.

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