Pugh, K. J. (2017). Computers, cockroaches and ecosystems: Understanding learning through metaphor. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

This book reveals the great discoveries about the nature of learning by presenting key metaphors underlying the major learning perspectives. Such metaphors include, among others, the mind as computer, the mind as ecosystem, and the mind as cultural tools.

These metaphors are brought to life through stories and accounts of intriguing events, such as the O. J. Simpson trial. The book is written in a conversational tone with a bit of humor and more than one reference to my obsession with fishing.

I wrote this book with teachers and students in mind, but it will appeal to all individuals with an interest in learning, including parents, educational professionals, and trainers in business or the military.

The book is also meant to be a text for use in courses on learning. This is actually where the inspiration for the book came from. I got tired of the dry, over-stuffed textbooks. Learning about learning shouldn’t be so painful.

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