Category Archives: Metaphors

Metaphors about Schooling

“Movements of Mind: The Matrix, Metaphors, and Re-imagining Education,” an article in Teachers College Record, describes two common metaphors for schools: education as production and education as cure. Metaphors can handicap creativity but also clarify what one actually believes. This fascinating, though long article, describes several other, possibly more useful, metaphors: -Education as growth -Learning [...]