This best practice guide to teaching in the Further Education and Skills sector, and professional organisational learning contexts, examines the key concepts underpinning effective teaching and learning and combines this with case studies which demonstrate meaningful connections between theory and practice. Each chapter also contains discussion questions, learning activities and reflective points, allowing you to further engage with key research and relate it to your own teaching. Offering pragmatic advice on learning design, support and delivery, coverage includes: • Identifying learning needs and objectives • Selecting and developing appropriate content • Using technology to enhance learning • Assessment, evaluation and reflection This is an indispensable resource for anyone preparing to teach in Further Education, current Higher Education lecturers and work-based learning trainers in private and public-sector organisations. Lyn Ashmore is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Development and Denise Robinson is Director of the Post Compulsory Education & Training Consortium, both are based at the University of Huddersfield.

Using Metaphors in Teaching, Training and Learning

Using metaphors in teaching, training and learning
Mohammed Karolia

Learning Outcomes

After reading this chapter, the reader should be able to:

  • Appreciate some of the theories that underpin the use of metaphors in teaching and training.
  • Understand how to use metaphors in practice.
  • Identify models of metaphors and how to use them.

Chapter Outline

The need to ensure content is clearly explained and articulated within sessions should be at the forefront of the minds of practitioners. Preparing sessions often results in an inordinate amount of time being spent on developing visual, auditory and kinaesthetic resources in an attempt to capture learners’ imaginations and cover learning objectives. However, as ‘meaning-making machines’, learners learn best when they are able to relate with, connect to and explore content ...

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