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McCollum <MCCOLLUM@WSUVM1.BITNET> writes: >I have been asked to clarify my thoughts on social constructions. >One way to interpret reality is through the lenses of root metaphors. >Stephen Pepper stated that 4 root metaphors are adequate to construct >and explain all that we experience: Mechanism (the world is a machine), >Organicism (the world is an organism), Formism (the world consists of >similarities) and Contextualism (the world consists of interactions). [text deleted] >Incidentally, I believe root metaphors have great significance in >instructional design. >Jerry McCollum, Dir. Biomedical Communicatons >Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164 >email@example.com 509-335-2624 Please don't stop here! Can you elaborate on the significance of root metaphors in instructional design? --Brian -- Brian A. Levine University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign | Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Dept. of Educational Psychology, and | Bitnet: brianlev@uiucvmd Center for the Study of Reading | NovaNET: levine/uis/nova