Pre-service teachers’ metaphors of the relationship between curriculum and instruction

Relationship between curriculum and instruction

Authors

  • Oyebode Oyetoro Obafemi Awolowo University, Ilé-Ifè, Nigeria
  • Adeyinka Oluwaseun Kareem Department of Science and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6127-8055

Abstract

This study analyzed pre-service teachers’ metaphors of the relationship between curriculum and instruction. On analysis, results revealed that PRESETs use diverse metaphors that are related to their everyday lived experiences. On categorizing the metaphors, five themes emerged namely gadgets and equipment; embodied learning; energy; journey, direction and navigation and; artistry. It was also found there is no relationship between the subject-based disciplines and the metaphors given. Lastly, the metaphors revealed that the teachers had fair understanding of the relationship between curriculum and instruction. The implications of the findings for teacher education were discussed.

Author Biography

Adeyinka Oluwaseun Kareem, Department of Science and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

KAREEM Adeyinka Oluwaseun holds a PhD in Curriculum Studies (Science Option) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is at present a lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His research interests in science education, teacher education, curriculum development and evaluation have been published in reputable journal outlets in Nigeria and overseas. He could be reached through adeyinkareem@gmail.com.

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Published

2022-03-01