Journey from the Past to the Future in Raising the Ideal Physical Education Teacher: A Metaphor Study

  •  Hande Baba Kaya    
  •  Öznur Kara    
  •  Pelin Ustaoğlu Hoşver    


The aim of this research is to examine the ideal physical education profile from the perspective of physical education teacher educators, that is, academicians working in the physical education and sports teaching department of the faculties of sports sciences. Within the scope of this purpose, the views of the academicians about the pre-graduate education, the undergraduate education period and their own teaching were compared with their views on the ideal physical education teacher. In order to express the comparisons more clearly, metaphor was used. The academicians were asked to match the physical education teachers who influenced them the most from their past to the future, their own teaching and their views on the ideal physical education teacher, with the nature metaphor presented to them by the researchers. In the study, which was based on the qualitative research method, the “interview” approach and the “interview form method” were used as the data collection method. According to the stratified sampling method, the participants of the study; taking into account the academic titles of the participants; 3 professors, 3 associate professors, 3 assistant professor and 3 lecturers A total of 12 physical education teacher educators (academics) were determined. As a result of the research, it was observed that while the participants defined their pre-graduate teachers closer to the ideal teacher in terms of their physical characteristics, they defined their undergraduate physical education teachers and themselves as closer to the ideal physical education teacher in the main themes of personality traits, teacher leadership styles and teaching methods.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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