A metaphorical journey from pre-service to in-service years: A longitudinal study of the concepts of the student and the teacher


TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION, vol.115, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tate.2022.103726
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, IBZ Online, Periodicals Index Online, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index
  • Keywords: Metaphors, Changes, Teacher, Student, Pre-service teacher, BELIEFS, EDUCATION, THINKING
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This study investigates how participants from the Primary School Teacher Education Department generate metaphors to describe primary school students and teachers at the beginning (n = 105) and end of their studies to become primary school teachers at the Faculty of Education (n = 89) and during the fourth year of their careers as in-service teachers (n = 30). The results showed that the participants generated mostly teacher-centered and behaviorist metaphors during these three waves. Accordingly, this longitudinal metaphor study provides teacher educators with important information about the changes in the beliefs of pre-service teachers and their professional development.(c) 2022 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.