International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Teachers Candidates’ Perceptions on the Concept of Communication: A Metaphor Analysis

The purpose of this research is to determine opinions of students of education faculties through metaphors towards effective classroom management which is necessary in communication and train students who can communicate. For this purpose the descriptive research method was applied. An interview form which consists of open ended questions was used as data collection tool. The interview form was created in the structure of metaphor. When making analogies in metaphors, the reasons for metaphors are completed with sentences which begin with ‘’because ....’’.
The questions in the data collection tool;
Communication is like ... Because...
To communicate is like ... Because...
Teachers who can communicate is like ... Because...
Teachers who can’t communicate is like ... Because... were prepared in this form.
The population of the research was around 400 students studying in the final year of Siirt University Faculty of Education. The sample of the study was the random sampling method. After removing teacher candidates who had missing opinions, it was benefited from 114 teacher candidates’ opinions. In analyzing the data, metaphors which are illustrated to candidate teachers’ thoughts and feelings about ‘’communication’’, ‘’teachers who can communicate’’ and ‘’teachers who can’t communicate’’ were tried to be explained through content analysis. In order to ensure the reliability, same study was applied by another expert and common metaphors which were determined by both experts were selected. After all data transferred to the computer, candidates teachers’ opinions illustrated to ‘communication’, teachers who can communicate’’ and ‘’ teachers who can’t communicate' were tried to be depicted with frequencies and percentages. According to the findings, comments and suggestions were made.

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