Preservice ICT teachers’ technology metaphors in the margin of technological determinism

  • Salih BardakciEmail author
  • Tuğba Kocadağ Ünver


Many factors might influence the current place and the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social quarters, including education. One such factor might become one’s conceptions of technology. From this point of view, the purpose of this study is to examine preservice ICT teachers’ technology metaphors by linking to concepts of technological determinism. The study was carried out in a qualitative pattern. The data were gathered through metaphor elicitation prompt from 55 preservice ICT teachers, and content analysis was applied over the data. The findings of the study revealed that technology is widely being regarded in a utopian and improved state of affairs way of approach. Revealing preservice ICT teachers technology metaphors might enable scholars to broaden more realistic perspectives regarding how technology might be integrated within educational praxis. Furthermore, such an awareness might enable a realization of what to expect from technology, both for students and teachers.


Preservice ICT teachers Technology metaphors Technological determinism Metaphor analysis 


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  1. 1.The Department of Computer Education & Instructional TechnologyTokat Gaziosmanpasa UniversityTokatTurkey

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