Transformative Learning Through Conceptual Metaphors: Simile, Metaphor, and Analogy as Levers for Learning

Hoggan, C. (2014). Transformative Learning Through Conceptual Metaphors: Simile, Metaphor, and Analogy as Levers for Learning. Adult Learning, 25 (4): 134-141.

Abstract: This article presents findings from a research study wherein participants demonstrated the use of similes, metaphors, and analogies, termed conceptual metaphors, in response to disorienting dilemmas instigated by *** cancer. In this qualitative case study of 18 *** cancer survivors, conceptual metaphors were used in three distinct ways: (a) to uncover tacit ways of making meaning, (b) to name experiences, and (c) to imagine new possibilities. The experiences were considered transformative because the participants claimed new ways of thinking and being, leading to a fuller and richer lived experience. Educators aspiring to promote transformative learning may want to add techniques that incorporate conceptual metaphors to their (metaphorical) toolbox of pedagogical resources.

Read the article: Hoggan, C. (2014). Transformative Learning Through Conceptual Metaphors: Simile, Metaphor, and Analogy as Levers for Learning. Adult Learning, 25 (4): 134-141.



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