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CHAPTER 2- STUDENT METAPHORS                                                                                                                                47          Aysun BAY DÖNERTAŞ
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Dönertaş, A. (2023). Chapter 2 Student Metaphors. In M. E. Camargo  (Ed.), Academic Research & Reviews in Social, Human and Administrative Sciences -II- (pp. 47-79). Ankara, Türkiye: Global Academy Publishing House.

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Individuals strive to comprehend and make sense of their environment from the moment of birth. Individuals may use both non-verbal and verbal expressions when articulating these interpretations, frequently employing metaphors to enrich and enhance their verbal communication. In other words, perceptions or thoughts regarding a concept, event, or phenomenon are frequently expressed via metaphors. Many consider a metaphor to be an instrument of poetic imagination, an artistic expression of language, as opposed to something mundane (Lakoff & Johnsen, 1980). Furthermore, it is important to note that metaphors permeate not only language, but also thought and action in everyday life. Education is a domain where metaphors are prevalent. Students can benefit from more effective and lasting learning environments when metaphors are used as instruments for comprehension and explanation. Furthermore, metaphors can reveal students' perceptions of events, phenomena, and situations. By analyzing metaphorical insights, we can develop solutions and recommendations that improve the educational process and the student experience. In this section of the book, the concept of metaphor will be examined; we will venture into the primary functions of metaphors, their classification, application areas, and educational use. In addition, we will examine the concept of student and student metaphors.

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