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Water ways: exploring water through metaphoric imagery, discussion and action

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dc.contributor.author Walker, Trevor Scott
dc.date.accessioned 2005-12-22T09:02:12Z
dc.date.available 2005-12-22T09:02:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en
dc.date.issued 2005-12-22T09:02:12Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/53
dc.description.abstract This case study was unique in its focus on an environmental education curriculum for older adults. It followed from previous studies in exploring the instructional and research potential of metaphor and environmental orientation. Environmental orientations towards water were examined among a group of retirees before, during and after a workshop which incorporated instructional metaphor as a teaching strategy. The study demonstrated that, at least for some participants, the use of metaphor from a variety of orientations has the potential to increase participants’ appreciation of alternative ways of relating to the environment. Overall, the use of metaphor appears to have contributed positively to most participants’ understanding of water issues. As an educational tool instructional metaphor was useful in group discussion as a catalyst for conversation about how participants view, understand and relate to water. As a research technique metaphoric interviewing was useful to help draw out the accumulated knowledge and experiences of older adults. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available for the World Wide Web en
dc.subject Environmental Education en
dc.subject Metaphor en
dc.subject Older Adults en
dc.subject Retired Persons en
dc.subject Environmental Orientation en
dc.subject Community Involvement en
dc.subject Discussion en
dc.subject Water en
dc.subject Environmental Adult Education en
dc.subject Workshop en
dc.subject Informal Education en
dc.subject Gerontology en
dc.subject Community Education en
dc.subject Case Study en
dc.subject Metaphor Interview en
dc.subject Instructional Metaphor en
dc.subject Metaphoric Imagery en
dc.subject Worldview en
dc.subject Adult Education en
dc.subject Environmental Studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Education en
dc.subject.lcsh Curriculum planning en
dc.title Water ways: exploring water through metaphoric imagery, discussion and action en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Snively, Gloria
dc.degree.department Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en


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