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Metaphor and analogy: Serious thought in science education

Aubusson, P.J., Harrison, A.G. and Ritchie, S.M. (2006) Metaphor and analogy: Serious thought in science education. In: Aubusson, P.J., Harrison, A.G. and Ritchie, S.M., (eds.) Metaphor and Analogy in Science Education. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, NL, pp. 1-9.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3830-5_1
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Abstract

In this introductory chapter, we locate the study of analogy and metaphor in science education in context by identifying the seminal philosophical developments in the mid -twentieth century that led to significant educational applications in teaching and learning science. Then the themes of the book and the major issues raised by the contributors are previewed.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Copyright: 2006 Springer
Notes: Series Title: Science & Technology Education Library; Vol. 30
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/21357
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