Recent newspaper stories about career development learning in young children have sparked a national discussion. When is too soon? When is it too late? When is the best time for children to start learning about the world of work and their future careers? It’s a moot point. Kids start learning about work as they watch and listen to the world around them. Kids will be what they see. Continue reading “What Will You Be When You Grow Up?”
KNOWLEDGE and BELIEF = AN OBJECT THAT IS SPATIALLY LOCATED
Figurative frame of knowledge: Knowledge is something to be discovered, or we can see where it is by searching for it.
Figurative frame of belief: Belief is something you can find out that you did not know before.
Methodology: Metaphor Identification Procedure Vrije Universiteit (MIPVU) (Steen et al., 2010)
Wine is a captivating beverage. Each glass tells a story of aromas and flavours, people and places, culture and history. For many people, the winery cellar door is their entry point to wine appreciation, knowledge, and awareness—wine acculturation and education. Wine is, after all, a definitively human phenomenon, made by people for people to experience and enjoy. Continue reading “Metaphor as a Wine Education Corkscrew”
Did you know that metaphor is more than a literary adornment? Metaphor is key to understanding the world, the meaning of life, and communicating with other people. Metaphorical language often goes unnoticed, yet we humans use metaphor in every day talk with one another, in what we read and write, and even in the way we gesture to say something.
For example, take the abstract concept time: “Time is money”, “Times are a changin”, “Times are tough”. Consider how often people use time in relation to a more concrete or physical experience, such as time in terms of space, distance, and movement: TIME AS AN OBJECT MOVING TOWARDS YOU. “The meeting was brought forward to Monday.” Continue reading “Metaphor Identification Research Opens a New Vista on Career and Work”