Thursday, September 01, 2005

Chinese metaphor for learning


Chinese character for learning. Posted by Picasa

In the Chinese language two characters represent the word learning. The first means ‘to study’ and the second ‘to practice constantly’.

The first character is composed of two parts, a symbol that means ‘to accumulate knowledge’ is placed above symbol of a child in a doorway.

The second character shows ‘a bird developing the ability to leave the nest’. The upper symbol represents flying, the lower youth.

For the Chinese learning is ongoing – to study and practice constantly; and ‘mastery is the way to self improvement’

What does learning mean at your school?

How do students see themselves?

What metaphors about learning does your school share with students?

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