I like to toss around ideas, thoughts, and explore about what metaphors mean.
Here in wikipedia, there are definitions and ample examples of metaphor:
“argument is war” and “time is money.” Metaphors are widely used in context to describe personal meaning. The authors also suggest that communication can be viewed as a machine: “Communication is not what one does with the machine, but is the machine itself.” (Johnson, Lakoff, 1980).
Here is a collection of metaphors relating to knowledge and learning on delicious.
There are abundance of metaphors. Take these two as examples:
Under the Three metaphors of learning:
The acquisition metaphor: “monological” within mind approach
The participation metaphor: “dialogical”, interaction approach
The knowledge creation metaphor: “trialogical”, developing collaborative shared objects and artifacts.
What would be the metaphor for a connectivist approach? Would it be based on a participation and knowledge creation metaphor?
How about a rhizomatic approach?
For me, it requires some of the following images to represent and visualise, and more:
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