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
ID Code:15031
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:28 Nov 2016 13:00
Last Modified:28 Nov 2016 13:00

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