Volume 16 · Number 3 · Pages 280–282
Teachers’ Support of Enactive Metaphorizing

Signe E. Kastberg

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Open peer commentary on the article “Enactive Metaphorizing in the Mathematical Experience” by Daniela Díaz-Rojas, Jorge Soto-Andrade & Ronnie Videla-Reyes. Abstract: Teaching and learning mathematics through enactive metaphorizing necessarily rests on interactions of teachers and learners. In this commentary, I illustrate that supporting learners’ enactive metaphorizing may begin with teachers creating space for learner activity and having experience with enactive metaphorizing, but will require much more from teachers and teacher educators.


Kastberg S. E. (2021) Teachers’ support of enactive metaphorizing. Constructivist Foundations 16(3): 280–282. https://constructivist.info/16/3/280

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