Investigation of the Metaphorical Perceptions of the Gifted Students Related to the Concept of Science and Art Center (SAC)
Higher Education Studies
This study aims to reveal the metaphorical perceptions related to the concept of Science and Art Center (SAC,) which is a state institution where the gifted students in Turkey receive support for their education. For this purpose, gifted students were asked to produce metaphors about SAC concepts. The participants of the research are 59 students attending Çanakkale SAC in Çanakkale city, Turkey. However, 52 students areincluded in the study. The research is based on the phenomenological
... menological approach of qualitative research methods. The data of the study were collected by metaphor questionnaire consisting of two parts. The collected data were analyzed by content analysis method. In[HST1] the direction of the data obtained from the research, the perceptions of SAC of the gifted students were revealed. The perceptions of gifted students in the study were examined in terms of changes in gender and the education program they were enrolled. It has been found that gifted students have perceptions related to SAC in seven categories: safe and relaxing environment, source and conveyor of information, developer and guiding, entertaining learning environment, beneficial learning environment, astonishing learning environment and boring learning environment. Two different data coding systems were used to reveal 7 different categories, The result was checked in accordance with Miles and Huberman reliability coefficent and the result was 91%.