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LuisanaT's picture

A metaphor is a story

(Please do not perceive the title as a metaphor.)


Metaphors are incredibly useful because they provide the learner with a “mental back-and-forth;” requiring a compare and contrast between two resembling ideas/things/etc. It is especially valuable because obliterates the teacher’s contribution to the class that has continually been regarded as a paragon, better approaching a more autonomous, inquiry-based education. Metaphors function just as a story (of observations) does, both calls for a resisting learner, a skeptical yet active member of a class/group/etc to invoke a “back-and-forth” discussion. Seeing this similarity between metaphors and scientific storytelling which are usually associated with seemingly separate disciplines (humanities/art and science), I can confidently see all fields of knowledge using this kind of pedagogy to best teach students.


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