Metaphors about computer education of first year nursing students

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ÇOLAK S., Guzelordu D., Yener M. D., TAŞDEMİR R., Topal A., BAMAÇ B., ...More

ERPA International Congresses on Education (ERPA), Athens, Greece, 4 - 07 June 2015, vol.26 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 26
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/shsconf/20162601057
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The meaning of the word of metaphor is represented as likening indirect speech. A metaphor provides a more clear transfer about an idea encountered in an event, situation or a concept. The aim of this study was by the use of metaphor to learn the thoughts and feelings of nursing students about computer education. The study included 65 ( 45 female, 19 male ( 1 experimental subject has been excluded because of missing data)) nursing students of Kocaeli University ( please note that gender wasn't specified on the first survey form). Students were asked by survey form to provide their age, gender, geographical region, place of residence within Kocaeli and their reason for choosing the department. We examined nursing students as opposed to computer education through the use of metaphors. Respondents filled in the blanks: "Computer education is similar to/ like ... because...." 42 different metaphors were produced. Most of the metaphors produced pertained to the human brain, world, television, smart room, encyclopedia etc. When we separated them into categories and examined them, we see 18 metaphors in the category of guidance and investment in information. Nowadays the use of computers is very important in nursing just as it is in all job groups, particularly in their student life in operating Microsoft Office programs, Acrobat Reader and the like.