Revisiting metaphors for education: a student’s perspective

Larisa Nikitina, (2011) Revisiting metaphors for education: a student’s perspective. Asia Pacific Education Review, 12 (2). pp. 311-318. ISSN 1598-1037


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This study examines metaphors about learning produced by a group of eighteen students at a big public university in Malaysia. The learner perspective is placed within a wider discourse on education in order to explore whether the images employed by the learners to describe their learning reflect the dominant conception of education as “production�. The metaphors supplied by the participants were analyzed and classified into several themes. None of the metaphors generated by the students alluded to the images that link education with “production�. The study contends that the student perspective on education can enrich educational discourse and highlight the previously obscured notions on education and learning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metaphors for education, Learner perspective, Higher education, Language teaching and learning, Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: SCHOOL > Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 05:00
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 05:57

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