Metaphorical Modeling

Overview

Metaphorical modelling provides a creative and engaging method for the exploration of topics from any discipline or learning level. It places the student at the heart of the learning experience, delivering quality through peer presentation and reflective discussion.

This approach is designed for participants to respond the topic question by building and then presenting a metaphorical model of their answer. Through this process, participants learn from each others models, providing a rich forum for debate and discussion.

As a means of opening up a conversation, there is no right or wrong model. The production of metaphors is therefore especially useful for increasing student confidence.

What You’ll Need:

  • A question / topic for exploration
  • Resources for building (such as paper, pens, clay, LEGO etc.)

Workshop

30 - 120 minutes

Up to 50 people

Workshop

30 - 120 minutes

Up to 50 people

Header Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman on Unsplash

Authors

Dr. Alan Richards

Dr. Alan Richards

Innovation Lead

Coventry University

Oliver Wood

Oliver Wood

Innovation & Community Producer

Coventry University

Alex Masters

Alex Masters

Disruptive Media Learning Technologist

Coventry University