Throughout this module we’ve explored various types of metaphors for teaching and learning. Prior learning was baggage. Motivation was drive. Mastery and organization of knowledge are like component building blocks toward a cohesive structure. Self-direction and metacognition are like our own internal GPS signaling our own personal wayfinding.

Now it’s time to put it together considering your own teaching philosophy. What is your metaphor for teaching and learning?

Find a photo or draw a picture. Narrate why this image represents you and your approach as a teacher.

Note: No winding roads metaphors allowed! Sheryl Crow used it already!

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image credit: “classic winding road” flickr photo by Orest U shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license



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