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Mahmoud Mehrmohammadi,
Volume 1, Issue 1 (1-2014)

This article engages the reader with a critical and challenging issue in teacher education domain. The issue chosen is the structure of the program which extends itself quite naturally to the issue of implementation in terms of institutions involved. The author argues that although there is no definite answer to the question of which pre-service teacher education program assures training of effective teachers, a viable teacher education curriculum should consist of four elements, together forming an image of a square. The four elements are described as: content (disciplinary) knowledge component, general educational knowledge component, content specific professional knowledge coupled with practicum and induction, which refers to a one year monitoring and coaching of novice teachers. The four-sided program needs to be implemented in a cooperative spirit which involves the higher education sector and public education sector, thus depicting a cross-sectoral picture of the task of teacher education. The first two components come naturally under the expertise of universities and the last two are components for which the public education sector is better prepared. The implementation scheme discussed in the article presents a serious challenge to the current thinking and policy direction in Iran which has recently rested the case for teacher education by awarding all the responsibilities to the public education sector and exempting the higher education from performing any meaningful role in this respect. The policy has manifested itself in the 2012 enactment of a legislature authorizing the establishment of a single university run by ministry of education to assume the full responsibility for teacher education.
Khalil Gholami, Mohammad Asady,
Volume 1, Issue 2 (3-2014)

Abstract: The main purpose of the present study was to gain insights into effective teaching in higher education as a phenomenon. Using professional experiences of university faculty, we wanted to develop a conceptual framework in order to enhance the pedagogical and theoretical foundations of teaching.using phenomenography, which is one of the qualitative strategies we interviewed 12 Faculty from University of Kurdistan. Participants were selected using typical sampling until we research theoretical saturation while conducting deep and semi-structured interview.  Using inductive procedure, we coded the data in three steps of open, axial, and pattern coding. The finding showed that effective teaching had four main dimensions according to participating faculty: (1) Communicative skills, (2) learner and instructor characteristics, (3) pedagogical skills, and (4) background factors. Comparing the existing literature, we argue that learner characteristics and background factors are new ideas in effective teaching.
Mohammad Rahmanpour, Ahmad Reza Nasr Esfehani,
Volume 1, Issue 2 (3-2014)

Abstract: Curriculum has always been the main element in any educational system and a relatively large number of research has been carried out in this area. Using quantitative approach and document content analysis, this study investigates the methodologies applied in research on higher education curriculum. Among the existing literature, 30 studies from 13 journals that were carried out by Iranian researchers, and 30 studies from 14 credible journals carried out by foreign scholars were selected through purposeful sampling, and subsequently analyzed.  The results reveal that in foreign studies on curriculum, qualitative approach was dominant, employed in sixty percent of the studies. Within this portion, case studies and phenomenological approach with %50 and 37.5% were used most by the researchers. The study also found that quantitative approach was the dominant approach applied in Iranian studies (fifty percent), among which survey methodology was the most widely used (%85.8). Moreover, this study indicates that both Iranian and foreign research are moving from quantitative to qualitative and mixed research, although this trend is stronger in foreign research.  
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Volume 4, Issue 7 (9-2016)

In this study using the narratives of Assistant professor about flipped learning of university during her four academic semesters. This study is a narrative inquiry based research, one that belongs to  qualitative and interpretative paradigms.  The data analysis shows that in method the traditional classroom teaching with the same components, but we are dealing arrangement and concluded that it is obtained, it can be different. This study shows Some challenges that exist in the implementation of this method have been discussed. This study analyzed the narrative " flipped learning" in higher education is discussed.

Mr , Dr Abdullah Parsa, ,
Volume 4, Issue 8 (2-2017)

This qualitative study aimed to compare the qualification of Higher Education system and Education system in field of teacher education. Using qualitative content analysis, with open coding data by interviews and open-ended questionnaire, data been coded and categorized and then analyzed. Participants of research were selected by purposive sampling (22 samples). Through participants opinions four category of views were identified; 1- agree with higher education, 2- agree with education, 3- conditional agree with both, 4- agree with with the new structure. Inattention to practical practices, lack of affiliated schools for training, and inappropriate evaluation of students’ performances in training, are the most important weaknesses of higher education system. Also, low academic ability of the faculties of Farhangian University, low flexibility and very limited freedom to thinking for change, low skills in research, and intense centralism are the most weaknesses of Education system specially Farhangian University. Adherents of new structure for teacher training, critisize both organizations (Education system and Higher education system) and named weaknesses such as: weakness in educational and pedagogical research and analysis, weakness in theorizing and acting and presenting techniques for improvement teacher education, and weakness in making appropriate contents for the curricula of teacher training. Ultimately, according to a teacher education curriculum, 4 aspects of knowledge have been proposed; content knowledge, educational knowlwge, practice knowledge, and introductory knowledge into teacher profession.

Ms. Sarasadat Khalifeh Soltani, Dr. Kourosh Fathi Vajargah, Dr. Nematollah Fazeli, Dr. Mahboubeh Arefi, Dr. Golnar Mehran,
Volume 7, Issue 14 (10-2019)

Gender informs different understanding and interpretations of educational experience and hence these different interpretations of interactions and potential capacities offer a new perspective on higher education and can even cause changes in higher education. Applying narrative inquiry and post-structural approach to gender, this paper attempts to describe lived experience of women doctoral students in Education as well as their understanding of gender in the pathways of higher education to doctoral level. 
Dr. Maryam Foroughinia, Dr. Mahin Sohrabi, Dr. Mahdi Mohammadi,
Volume 8, Issue 16 (9-2020)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the training of job competencies appropriate to the approach of creative industries in higher education of Iranian handicrafts, which was done with exploratory sequential mixed methods of tool making model. The qualitative part was performed with a qualitative multi-method approach, using content analysis and descriptive phenomenology. In this part, by purposive sampling method, 17 samples of graduates of this field participated in the interview and 8 themes were extracted. Quantitative part was done by survey method. By cluster and available sampling from the final year students of higher education in handicraft, 147 samples participated in the evaluation. The performance of the Bachelor and Master curriculum in this field in job competencies in all extracted elements was lower than the average standard and it is suggested that in handicraft higher education programs, courses should be planned in accordance with the required job competencies
Dr. Maryam Sadat Ghoraishi Khorasgani, Dr. Parvin Ahmadi, Dr. Parvin Samadi,
Volume 9, Issue 17 (3-2021)

This study aims at investigating the experienced curricula of the skill-based higher education system from the perspectives of students therefore, a quantitative approach and a descriptive-survey method were utilized. The statistical population of the study comprised students of comprehensive scientific-applied universities in Iran. Stratified random sampling method and Cochran's formula were applied to select 660 students as the sample. Data were collected through a researcher-made questionnaireof skill-based curriculum in higher education, and the analysis was conducted through one-group t-test, Friedman. Content validity was verified and confirmed by curriculum and structural validity experts using software (PLS). The reliability coefficient was calculated using Cronbach's alpha (0.86). The final results suggest that the situation of the experienced curriculum was relatively favorable from the students' perspective in the three dimensions of "adapting the curriculum to 'the goals of the university, the skill-based system" and "executive aspects of the new curriculum." Accordingly, the skill-based higher education system in Iran requires great attention and fundamental changes need be made in curricula and teaching methods. Thus, this study suggests that the curriculum of the University of Applied Science and Technology (UAST) be designed to teach different skills, applied in professional and social life, and taught in simulated and practical educational environments in order to achieve the desired goals of the skill-based system.
Dr Ali Beiramipour, Mrs Sheyda Echresh,
Volume 9, Issue 18 (10-2021)

This research is applied in terms of purpose and synthesis in terms of method. The scope of research and the main sources of data collection are numerous studies that have been conducted since the outbreak of Covid-19 virus in connection with the challenges of transition from face-to-face to virtual education in Iran and abroad. 69 samples were purposefully selected. In the next steps, information coding and classification was performed; The combination of categories and the results of the analysis led to the extraction of a conceptual framework related to the challenges of transfer from face-to-face training to virtual training and the presentation of appropriate strategies for this transfer. In general, the challenges of transition to e-learning in two dimensions, macro and micro, were extracted in four categories and 22 codes, and successful transfer strategies from face-to-face to virtual education were presented in seven categories and 17 codes.

Mohsen Taghizadeh, Mohamad Reza Nistani, Fridon Sharifian,
Volume 10, Issue 19 (3-2022)

This study tries to formulate elements of practice -based curriculum in Iranian higher education from the perspective of education specialists with an interpretive approach. The research approach used is a qualitative methodology that has conducted semi-structured interviews with 21 academic actors. The data obtained from the interviews have been analyzed based on the research theory of the grounded theory in the form of three stages of open coding, axial coding and selective coding. The result was the determination of the elements of the practice-based curriculum model in seven elements: purpose, content, teaching-learning strategies, materials and resources, teaching-learning opportunities, learning environment conditions and evaluation. Each of these elements has components
Hamayon Rahyab, Kourosh Kouroshfathi2, Esmail Jafari, Nematollah Mosapor,
Volume 11, Issue 22 (9-2023)

This Study aims to look into the evolution and revision of higher education curricula Post September 11, 2001. The study used a qualitative research method with an historical lens. The investigator shows the evolution of reviewing higher education curricula in 21st century from an analytical perspective. The study uses archival analysis primarily research publications and  documents related to higher education curricula available online and printed in digital sources.The finding show that the higher education curriculum in Afghanistan has gone through different phases. The data suggest that the curriculum experience show a transition from a relatively irregular curriculum planning system before September 11 to a centralized curriculum system post September 11 leading towards opinion polls and the delegation of some autonomy for curriculum to prestigious universities.The study found that 165 majors were identified that needed to be reviewed;among them, the curriculum of 71 fields of study have been revised to date

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