Metaphors of space in educational theory and practice

  title={Metaphors of space in educational theory and practice},
  author={Carrie Paechter},
Abstract Space is largely ignored in both the theory and the practice of education. At the same time, however, there is an abundance of spatial metaphors that are used to describe schooling, the curriculum and educational processes. Some of these (top of the class, department) have their origins in spatial arrangements that once dominated schools and schooling, while others (curriculum area, field, baseline assessment) seem to derive from a spatial imagination that has crept into educational… CONTINUE READING