Re: Metaphor and Mental Models - oversimplification

Keith Cowan (
Sat, 31 Dec 1994 09:03:06 -0500 (EST)

Charles barkley writes on the dangers of metaphor as a substitute for

I am in agreement that htere is too much "silver bullet" mentality
around in which people seek the easy answers, the shortcuts and the
instant solutions. Metaphors can be a tremendous help as long as
people keep in mind that it is exactly where they don't fit a
specific situation that the MOST learning can take place.

IMHO this is their greatest potential to assist the L-O!

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