What do these metaphors tell us about our beliefs on learning, teaching, learners, teachers, and the state of training and development today?
"...metaphor is not linguistic window-dressing, it reveals fundamental operations of mind."
The tree: a learner is much more than what is visible from the outside. Also, you have to look for soil that matches to you as a learner, where you can grow. From Thieme Hennis (@Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)
Teaching as 'edutainment'. Some of the most venerated trainers in my personal world believe and practice according to this. One calls it "entertrainment". (@Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)
intersting article on "flipped" classrooms. "In a flipped classroom, students watch lectures and supplemental materials for their classes at home, usually pre-recorded by their instructors and uploaded to the web. Classroom time is then used for answering student questions, helping with homework, and other activities that help students apply what they’ve learned."
Networked learning: learning is web of connected people (@Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)
Learning web: learning is collection of connected objects (@Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)