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Abstract Title: Education Metaphors We Live By
Abstract: 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" (Lakoff and Johnson). Influential papers in physics education research use metaphors that have likely shaped thinking in physics education research. We offer several examples.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Rachel Scherr
Seattle Pacific University
Department of Physics
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 2066617501
and Co-Presenter(s)
Paula Heron, Department of Physics, University of Washington

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