Pre-service mathematics teachers’ metaphors about mathematics teacher concept


3 rd. World Conference on Educational Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.327-330 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.095
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.327-330
  • Keywords: metaphor, mathematics, pre-service mathematics teachers


In recent years, metaphors became the subject and center of the increasing interests in educational sciences, including the mathematics education. According to this interest, pre-service mathematics teachers' views about their own professional area are important to reveal. In this study, the purpose is to determine metaphorical thoughts of pre-service mathematics teachers about the mathematics. With the convenience sampling, 140 pre-service mathematics teachers participated to this study in department of secondary school mathematics education. Participants completed the question "Mathematics teacher is like ... , because ... " by writing what mathematics teachers' means for the participants and why. With content analysis method, the data will be analyzed according to participants' responses to this prompt. 40 metaphors and 9 categories appeared about the concept of mathematics teachers. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license.