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ERIC Number: EJ1017561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov-10
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Metaphors of Primary School Students Relating to the Concept of Global Warming
Dogru, Mustafa; Sarac, Esra
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n21 p2071-2082 Nov 2013
The purpose of this study is to reveal the metaphors of primary school students (n = 362) relating to the concept of global warming. Data collected by completing the expression of "global warming is like..., because..." of the students were analysed by use of qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques. According to findings of the study, students generated total 148 valid metaphors, and 134 of them were different. As a result of this study, by analysing perceptions relating to the concept of global warming, it was determined that vast majority of the students considered global warming as a damaging concept increasing temperature. In addition to this, while conceptual categories did not differ based on gender of students, they were significantly different from each other in terms of levels of grades.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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