SET-Metaphors We Teach By

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jones Library 200 - Dennis Campbell Innovative Learning Space
Teaching is a multivalent endeavor, incorporating insights, practices, and behaviors from a range of human experiences. Whether consciously or unconsciously, instructors frame their teaching practices through analogy to experiences outside the classroom. These metaphors both help us construct meaning and determine the boundaries of what is possible. What effect do our notions of "covering" material or "drilling" students have on our teaching? And what might change if we more intentionally pursue metaphors for teaching based on our personal values and the values of our disciplines? In this session, participants will hear how the metaphors of gallery, gardening, and more can reorient the learning experience and shape our teaching in surprising ways.

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