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ERIC Number: EJ1051863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan-23
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Prospective Teachers' Metaphorical Perceptions on the Concept of Science
Aysegul, Derman; Serdar, Derman
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n2 p161-176 Jan 2015
The aim of this study is to reveal prospective teachers' perceptions of the concept of science by asking them to use metaphors to describe it. A metaphor elicitation method was employed in this study. The data obtained from the study were considered with both quantitative and qualitative (Content Analysis) analyses. The study determined the metaphors used to express the concept of science by prospective teachers, and then these metaphors were thematised by categorising their common properties. Nine different conceptual categories were determined, including "Science as synthesis of scientific knowledge", "science as a benefit provider" and "science as a basic requirement" etc. Prospective teachers' metaphorical perceptions present indicators about their perspectives on science and the nature of science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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