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Getting the picture: The role of metaphors in teaching electronics theory

Pitcher, Rodney


In this paper, I report my investigation of the use of metaphors in teaching theory in electronic engineering. I give a description of the nature of metaphors, how they are used in teaching the theory and some of the problems that might arise in the process. I investigate how some people react to the metaphors and how others forget the metaphors once they have learnt the theory. I suggest some reasons why this might happen.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Teaching in Higher Education
DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2013.860104


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