This is an elaborated and rewritten version of material presented in Marsick and Watkins (1990, pp. 36-7) as 'Strategies for enhancing informal and incidental learning'.
Our images and metaphors represent the theories on which we base our thinking and action. They act as an ordering and reference system. To understand how our processing of information works towards development of our personal systems of knowledge, we need to understand this system and the contents of it. Access to this understanding is either through reflection or by more direct observation of our actions and reactions in relation to events and objects. With greater understanding of the image/metaphor system that we use, we can reject it, modify it or retain it with greater understanding.
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