Revisiting metaphors for education : a student's perspective

Larisa Nikitina, and Fumitaka, Furuoka (2010) Revisiting metaphors for education : a student's perspective. Asia Pacific Education Review . pp. 1-8. ISSN 1598-1037 (In Press)


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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. © 2010 Education Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Higher education, Language teaching and learning, Learner perspective, Malaysia, Metaphors for education
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:SCHOOL > Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning
ID Code:1924
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:28 Feb 2011 17:29
Last Modified:23 Feb 2015 15:27

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