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Education Metaphors We Live By
written by Rachel E. Scherr and Paula R. L. Heron
Metaphor is a means by which we use our literal physical and social experiences (such as containers and conflicts) to understand other, more abstract experiences (such as knowledge and teaching). Metaphors may shape our perceptions and our behavior without our necessarily noticing them, becoming "metaphors we live by" [1]. Influential papers in physics education research use metaphors that have likely shaped thinking in physics education research. Examples of such metaphors include learning is movement, learning is building, teaching is a battle, a class is an amplifier, the mind is a computer, and the mind is a factory.
Physics Education Research Conference 2016
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 20-21, 2016
Pages 316-319
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R. Scherr and P. Heron, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14258&DocID=4612).
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R. Scherr and P. Heron, Education Metaphors We Live By, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14258&DocID=4612>.
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Scherr, R., & Heron, P. (2016, July 20-21). Education Metaphors We Live By. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved December 8, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14258&DocID=4612
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Scherr, Rachel, and Paula Heron. "Education Metaphors We Live By." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14258&DocID=4612 (accessed 8 December 2019).
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Scherr, Rachel, and Paula Heron. "Education Metaphors We Live By." Physics Education Research Conference 2016. Sacramento, CA: 2016. 316-319 of PER Conference. 8 Dec. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14258&DocID=4612>.
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