WHAT: ASOM talk, and The Psychology Department Colloquium at AUB
WHO:  Tamer Amin (Prof.), Science and Mathematics Education Center, AUB
WHEN: April 29, 2014

ABSTRACT

Scientists frequently use metaphors and analogies when developing novel theories. Writers and teachers also use them to communicate particularly abstract ideas to learners.   The cognitive linguistic theory of “conceptual metaphor ” is used to uncover pervasive and systematic use of implicit metaphors in writing and problem solving. These findings motivate questions about how scientific concepts might be mentally represented; how concept learning happens; and how we might support learning more effectively.