Wednesday, 19 October 2011

A good teacher is...

A colleague told me yesterday that she had attended a seminar on the use of metaphor, and how metaphors are arrived at and interpreted by different cultures. The presenter had asked a group of mixed nationality students to invent a metaphor by completing the phrase 'a good teacher is ...' For the Chinese students, a good teacher was one who has patiently nourished and nurtured several generations of tender young. The metaphor they came up with was 'a good teacher is an old cow.'

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