Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

Metaphorical perceptions of class teacher candidates in relation to “music course” concept

  • Tarkan YAZICI
  • Bartın University, Faculty of Education, Department of Fine Arts Education, Bartın, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 22 October 2015
  •  Accepted: 22 December 2015
  •  Published: 23 December 2015


The purpose of this research is to determine the perceptions of the class teacher candidates in relation to “Music Course” concept via metaphors. The study was conducted at “Primary School Teaching Department” with 56 undergraduate students studying in Dicle University Ziya Gökalp Faculty of Education in 2014-2015 academic year. The study was carried out with phenomenology design, one of the research designs in line with qualitative research methodology. Metaphors were used as data collection technique; a form including “Music course is like … because …” has been used as data collection tool. With the help of this form, an attempt was made to figure out the metaphors developed by class teacher candidates in relation to “Music Course” concept together with the common features of these metaphors. Collected qualitative data was analyzed via content analysis technique and its reliability was found to be 0.93%. The main purpose for content analysis is to reach the concepts and relations which can explain collected data.  At the end of the study it found that the metaphorical perceptions in relation to music course concept were placed mostly in the category of “music course as the expression of love” and at least in the category of “music course as an educator-instructor-guide”. Besides, negative metaphorical perceptions such as drudgery, empty word, imposed, nightmare, drug and kill time have also been identified. In the light of the results of the study, in order to raise the knowledge of class teacher candidates in relation to the importance of music education and teaching, organization of various seminars, workshops and symposiums on primary school music course, the availability of taking different courses on music education-teaching for class teacher candidates in the academic institutions they study and increasing the quality of the music courses they take become even more important.

Key words: Music, music course, class teacher, class teacher candidates, metaphor.