HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.30, pp.116-130, 2015 (SSCI)
The aim of this study is to find out the Preservice classroom teachers' perceptions about objectives and evaluation via metaphors. This study was carried out with 254 Preservice classroom teachers studying in Classroom Teacher Education Department of Kazim Karabekir Education Faculty of Ataturk University in the fall term of 2012-2013 education year. The data was acquired by the participants filling out "Objective is like ... , because ... " and "Evaluation is like., because." The frequency and percentage analysis and decoding technique belonging to qualitative methods were used during analyzing process of the data. Preservice Classroom Teachers produced 79 metaphors about objective and 69 metaphors about evaluation. Almost all the metaphors about objective produced by Preservice Classroom Teachers has had positive properties. Most of the metaphors about evaluation produced by Preservice Classroom Teachers is focused on both process and product. Some of metaphors about evaluation (such as jail, boring environment, court, and cactus) have negative properties, and the reason is that it is resulted from wrong evaluations.