Use of Instructional Technologies by Teachers in the Educational Process: Metaphor Analysis Study

Hakan Sarac


APA 6th edition
Sarac, H. (2018). Use of Instructional Technologies by Teachers in the Educational Process: Metaphor Analysis Study. European Journal of Educational Research, 7(2), 189-202. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.189

Harvard
Sarac H. 2018 'Use of Instructional Technologies by Teachers in the Educational Process: Metaphor Analysis Study', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 189-202. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.189

Chicago 16th edition
Sarac, Hakan . "Use of Instructional Technologies by Teachers in the Educational Process: Metaphor Analysis Study". (2018)European Journal of Educational Research 7, no. 2(2018): 189-202. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.189

Abstract

The aim of this research is to determine the thoughts of the teachers about the concepts of "Smart Board", "Computer", "Internet" and "Social Media" from the Instructional technologies of the secondary school teachers with different branches through metaphors. In the research, a qualitative research model was used to identify teachers' thoughts in metaphor analysis from various branches about the use of instructional technologies in the national field. Within the scope of the qualitative research model, the phenomenology design was used. In order to find out what kind of thoughts teachers have about teaching materials from the participants "Smart Board / Computer / Internet / Social Media is like / similar to…..; Because ..." they were asked to complete their covenants. As a result of the research, 25 valid metaphors belonging to the concepts of smart board, computer, social media and 27 of internet concept were obtained from secondary school teachers. The most book (f = 4) metaphor for smart board concept, brain and memory (f = 2) metaphors for computer concept, most air (f = 3) and medicine, ocean, water (f = 2) metaphors for internet concept and the drug and virus (f = 2) metaphors related to the concept of social media. The metaphors of the concept of smart board are classified into 5 conceptual categories with common characteristics related to each other, 6 categories with common features related to computer and internet concepts, and 7 conceptual categories with social media concept related to each other. In the research, it was reached that the secondary school teachers expressed positive opinions about the concept of smart board and computer, partially negative about the concept of the internet but more negative opinions about the concept of social media.

Keywords: Computer, internet, metaphor, smart board, social media.


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