Determining the Opinions of Preschool and Primary School Teacher Candidates on Creativity and Metaphorical Perception

ŞAHİN ZETEROĞLU E., Dogan Y., Taner Derman M.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, vol.12, no.4, pp.3135-3152, 2012 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.3135-3152
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Aim of this research is to determine the opinions of teacher candidates about creativity and to reveal their perception of creativity concept through the use of metaphors. The data have been collected from 193 Preschool and Primary school teacher candidates and a survey, which had been prepared by researchers, has been used as the data-collecting tool. It is seen that teacher candidates see creativity as creating different, extraordinary, and genuine products. Teacher candidates see thinking skills, genuineness and innovation as features of a creative person. Teacher candidates think that not everybody can possess creativity and that it is an improvable and learnable feature. While it has been determined that there is a significant difference between gender, branch and the number of the books read in a year in respect of creativity, it is seen that 4th grade students have more positive opinions than other teacher candidates who are interested in painting.