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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(3) 31-48

Metaphorical Perceptions of Other Branch Teachers Towards Physical Education Teachers and Lessons

Mehmet Ulaş

pp. 31 - 48   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2009-16-0001.R2

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This study aimed to explore the perceptions of other branch teachers towards physical education teachers and lessons through metaphors. A basic qualitative research model was used in this study. Two hundred twenty-one teachers working in various types of schools and branches in the 2018/2019 education year in Burdur, Turkey, constituted the study group. For data collection, the teachers were asked to fill in the blanks in the metaphor form, including the sentences "physical education lesson is like…, because …" and "physical education teacher is like…, because…" The data were analyzed using the content analysis method. As a result of the analysis, the teachers produced 118 metaphors for the perception of physical education lessons and 120 different metaphors for the perception of physical education teachers. Metaphors for physical education lessons were gathered under the themes of "expected and beloved lesson," "unifying factor," "disciplinary tool" "entertaining, relaxing and health-improving lesson," "gathering, discovering and directing different talents," "mobility," "free environment," and "basic lesson." The teacher produces metaphors for physical education teachers under the themes of "hard-working and versatile," "physical strength element," "exploring and guiding," "providing control and discipline," "savior," "student-friendly," "comfortable and active personality," and "health-giving." Consequently, the metaphors that the branch teachers produced both for the physical education lessons and physical education teachers were similar, and it was seen that the branch teachers had positive perceptions about both the lesson and teacher.

Keywords: Physical Education Lesson, Physical Education Teacher, Metaphorical Perception

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APA 6th edition
Ulas, M. (2021). Metaphorical Perceptions of Other Branch Teachers Towards Physical Education Teachers and Lessons . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(3), 31-48. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.346.3

Ulas, M. (2021). Metaphorical Perceptions of Other Branch Teachers Towards Physical Education Teachers and Lessons . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(3), pp. 31-48.

Chicago 16th edition
Ulas, Mehmet (2021). "Metaphorical Perceptions of Other Branch Teachers Towards Physical Education Teachers and Lessons ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (3):31-48. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.346.3.

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