Teaching and learning: Maps as metaphor

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Research and Development in Higher Education: Enhancing Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship Vol. 30

July, 2007, 651 pages
Published by
Geoffrey Crisp & Margaret Hicks
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This paper provides a reflective account of a teaching experience which explores the connections between (academic) teaching, knowledge and identity. The narrative metaphor of ‘maps of meaning’, as discussed by White and Denborough (2005), is used as a framework for this discussion of ways of thinking about and reflecting on teaching practice. The role of the teacher in facilitating open and constructive dialogue, countering the polarised, ‘win-lose’ nature of public discourse, is a central theme.

Keywords: knowledge, teaching, critical pedagogies

Teaching and learning: Maps as metaphor

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Seymour, K.