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

Bardakci S., Kocadağ Ünver T.

Education and Information Technologies, vol.25, no.2, pp.905-925, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10639-019-09997-x
  • Journal Name: Education and Information Technologies
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, EBSCO Education Source, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.905-925
  • Keywords: Metaphor analysis, Preservice ICT teachers, Technological determinism, Technology metaphors
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


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.