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Encouraging Creativity In University Education by Using Metaphors and Rich Pictures

Mark Campbell Williams, PhD
Business Faculty, Edith Cowan University, Churchlands, Western Australia 6018
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Can teachers and students use creative approaches incorporating metaphorical ways of writing and the drawing of rich pictures to enrich teaching-learning in university classes? I have found that incorporating these into learning journals can be a way of balancing the technicism that so often dominates technologically oriented disciplines in first year university education. In this paper I give a brief introduction and background and discuss the metaphors, pictures, and stories of two first year university students.

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