Metaphors about sustainability used by academicians in the department of preschool education

Metaphors about sustainability


  • Fethiye Lemis Önkol Bektaş İstanbul 29 Mayıs University


Sustainability is a term that is expressed as the necessary conditions for the ecosystem to maintain its existence in a long process belonging to the science of ecology. It is a concept that has become widespread since the second half of the 20th century and has been associated with different fields such as social life, culture, law, politics, economy, education, environment, agriculture, ecology and even welfare level. The importance of this concept, which we encounter a lot today and which is associated with issues from different perspectives, whether interrelated or not, is increasing. In the literature on the subject, it is seen that there is no common or single definition accepted by everyone and the fields that the concept of sustainability is associated with. In this context, the aim of the research is to determine the opinions of the academicians working in the Department of Preschool Education on the fields of sustainability with which they associate the metaphors they use with the metaphors they use for sustainability. The data collected for the purpose were statistically analyzed and evaluated.