SHALL WE DANCE?. Metaphors and Teaching. Ron Marken, University of Saskatchewan. A Definition. METAPHOR
Ron Marken, University of Saskatchewan
(from the Greek meta pherein – to carry across) "the figure of speech in which a name or descriptive term is transferred to some object different from, but analogous to, that to which it is properly applicable."
(Oxford English Dictionary)
“Is that going to be on the final?”
I hope not
“From the bristly sow's ear of everyday thought and feeling, metaphor makes a silk purse of language to carry across meanings to our fellow human beings.”
A first-year Phys. Ed. Student:
"If you think ordinary guys like me even talk about metaphor when we're not in your class, well, you're outta your tree!"
O that this too
and resolve itself
into a dew.
O, my Luve is LIKE a red, red rose.
“She may be adopted, but Susan IS my daughter, even though she did not come from my body."
Teaching the placeLoads
We “cast imaginary pearls before real swine."
Are we “highly qualified professional educationists”?
We’re nothing but . . .
Prisonersof our profession
DO YOU SEE A
Meaningful metaphors make much more mileage! – even if alliteration is occasionally sickening
ARTISANS under adverse conditions:
Psssst . . .! under adverse conditions:
REGULATORS under adverse conditions:
GARDENERS under adverse conditions:
Hunters of truffles
PARENTS under adverse conditions:
Display models only?
Or are you just aminiature?
ARTISTS under adverse conditions:
Jazz Musicians Clowns
(“build on existing knowledge”)
Your metaphors make your mind and shape your thoughts.