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OLIVARES MIRANDA, Maritza. The educational metaphor: an image generating technique taken from the teaching Fundamentals Class, according to L. Vygotsky. InterSedes [online]. 2017, vol.18, n.37, pp.77-96. ISSN 2215-2458.

The teaching practice at present demands for the inclusion of innovative practices, leading the learner to generate a reflective thinking to be highly committed to their own learning process. Thus, the higher education teacher is called to break with the traditional teaching schemes and be a facilitator of the potential ability of self-realization of his or her students in the training process.

Today, the review of the university teaching practices should be an unavoidable task with the understanding that the learning process is linked to the significance of the contents along with the learners’ prior knowledge. These students should be provided with some space in the classroom to share their prior knowledge by inserting a teaching technique. Indeed, this experience is based on the implementation of the educational metaphor to know the students’ previous experiences in relation to the course content supported by the thought of Lev Vygotsky.

Regarding the former approach, this article presents a learning experience generated during the first lessons of the course Teaching Fundamentals, which is taught to students enrolled in the majors Primary Education and Preschool majors, offered by the University of Costa Rica at the Guanacaste Campus.

Keywords : education; metaphor; learning; didactic; teaching; educational tool.

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