Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(4), pp. 802 - 811
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040417
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The "Metaphorical Collage" as a Research Tool in the Field of Education

Gila Russo-Zimet *
Department of Education, Levinsky College of Education, Israel


The aim of this paper is to propose a research tool in the field of education - the 'metaphorical collage'. This tool facilitates the understanding of concepts and processes in education through the analysis of metaphors in collage works that include pictorial images and verbal images. We believe the 'metaphorical collage' to be an important research tool that enables both researcher and research participant to understand children's worldview in regards to concepts in the field of education. The collage permits the use of expressive language in order to describe the question under investigation. The researcher has the ability to interpret the meaning of the events in which people are involved, and he is also capable of evaluating their educational significance. It is the researcher who is equipped with the requisite ability, sensitivity, and experience for conducting research by means of the 'metaphorical collage'. With the help of the collage, the educational situation is grasped, and its meaning is interpreted.

Research Tool, Metaphor, Educational Tool, Qualitative Research

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[1] Gila Russo-Zimet , "The "Metaphorical Collage" as a Research Tool in the Field of Education," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 802 - 811, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040417.

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Gila Russo-Zimet (2016). The "Metaphorical Collage" as a Research Tool in the Field of Education. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4(4), 802 - 811. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040417.