Метафора и сравнение в педагогическом дискурсе
The paper dwells upon the problem of the conceptual metaphors and similes functioning in the pedagogical discourse. The author considers two approaches to studying metaphors and similes in the pedagogical discourse – on the one hand, metaphors and similes are viewed as the means of conceptualisation of the teaching process, on the other hand, metaphors and similes are regarded as the means to increase the effectiveness of the process of education. Special attention is given to the analysis of metaphors and similes in the Internet. To illustrate the benefits of the usage of the Internet during classes the author analyses the examples of metaphors and similes in the Internet terminology and on educational websites. The author then examines the role of metaphors and similes in the development of critical thinking skills.