Teaching : Teaching And Curriculum Metaphor

897 WordsNov 30, 20144 Pages
We live in an era of rapid technological, demographic, cultural and linguistic change, and it is vital educators critically explore and develop knowledge as well as the ability to apply that knowledge in curricular practice. Effective teaching not only comes from classroom management, but the ability to maintain a positive and supportive learning environment. Learning is a process of gaining knowledge through practice and experience. Just because something has been taught, does not mean it has been learned. A highly personalized approach to education can be used to focus on students’ strength, interests, and individual learning styles. It is fundamental, through the use of eclectic inquiry, the educator promotes an intrinsic understanding of the curriculum through a collaborative process. Through combining a constructivist pedagogical approach and inquiry learning, this paper will focus solely on my curriculum metaphor; a forest. Teaching and Curriculum Metaphor Learning is the activity or process of gaining knowledge or skill via studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something: the activity of a learner. As an educator, it is essential you have a teaching and a curriculum metaphor. It is important to remember and refer back to the reasons you initially entered the field of education. A teaching metaphor can be defined as “…anything that transfers and translates the abstract into the concrete, thus making the abstract more accessible and memorable” (Best 1984,
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