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Learning/Teaching Metaphors

What do these metaphors tell us about our beliefs on learning, teaching, learners, teachers, and the state of training and development today?


Learning/Teaching Metaphors

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"...metaphor is not linguistic window-dressing, it reveals fundamental operations of mind."

via Edutopia.org (Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)

Learning is a construction site. (Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)

Fire...

Article based on this board. www.learningsolut...

Operant conditioning = "hot stove" learning (Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)

I don't even know what to say about this one... (Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)

Turning gears. Via Jeffrey Heil's "What Does Learning Look Like?" board

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)

Learning is flipped

Sage on the Stage (Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)

Bye Bye E-Learning: Emergent Learning Paradigm More Important Than Digital Delivery Tools via Jay Cross en Google+ (Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)

Electron conduction--related to networked but also represents mono > polyphonic and force multiplier. Thanks to Steve Flowers @xpconcept

Learning as a journey

Valedictorian saw her time in school as "enslavement" (Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)

Peeling back layers (Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)

Planting seeds (Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)

Learner as empty vessel (Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)

fitting pieces together

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)

blind men and elephant (Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)

aha; switching on lightbulb (Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)

iceberg (Jane Bozarth Learning/Teaching Metaphors)