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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(4) 171-187

Metaphors of Academics in Turkey for Distance Education

Yakup Alan

pp. 171 - 187   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2101-27-0002.R2

Published online: August 08, 2021  |   Number of Views: 141  |  Number of Download: 487


Metaphors are important ways to show how people perceive the world and life around them. By creating metaphors, people show how they position themselves life, and that of other people, their environment, and situations in their minds and what the phenomenon, for which they create a metaphor, means to them in today's world. This has been affected by COVID-19, as conducting education on a distance basis has revealed the need to examine the perceptions of people about distance education. The perceptions of academicians about distance education are also highly important, as they directly affect the learning success and performance of students. In this study, metaphors were addressed in order to determine the perceptions of academicians in Turkey about distance education. In this study, metaphors were collected from 520 academicians working at different universities. The metaphors created by the academicians about distance education were subjected to content analysis and the data were analyzed. As a result of the study, it was determined that the academicians created positive, negative, and neutral metaphors about distance education; however, they mostly used negative metaphors.

Keywords: Metaphor, Distance Education, Academicians, COVID-19

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Alan, Y. (2021). Metaphors of Academics in Turkey for Distance Education . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(4), 171-187. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.11

Alan, Y. (2021). Metaphors of Academics in Turkey for Distance Education . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(4), pp. 171-187.

Chicago 16th edition
Alan, Yakup (2021). "Metaphors of Academics in Turkey for Distance Education ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (4):171-187. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.11.

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