The Evolution of Interdisciplinary Education and Research: Past Need, Present Approach, Future Infrastructure

Keyvan Zahedi

Volume 1, Issue 4 , December 2009, Pages 1-17

  The present paper follows two aims: first it will look into the process, and not the history of the evolution of interdisciplinary approaches, and second it will present exaptational evolution as the complementary phase based on foresight management. Hence it will be demonstrated that the interdisciplinary ...  Read More

The Role of Communication in Evolution and Development of Interdisciplinary Sciences

Ahmad Mirabedini

Volume 1, Issue 4 , December 2009, Pages 19-56

  It is just human being who can understand Transformation, and accept it to maintain the status quo. Communication is the main device for transformation. Man accepts communication and transformation in order to use them in maintaining his/her integrity. Formulating and modeling sciences through invention ...  Read More

Variety of Typologies in Interdisciplinary Education

Ali Khorsandi Taskooh

Volume 1, Issue 4 , December 2009, Pages 57-83

  According to organizational development in interdisciplinary education in the last three decades, in addition to the expansion of interdisciplinarity in scientific and intellectual activities, now it might be said that interdisciplinarity has acquired a high status in academic structures. Reviewing literature ...  Read More

Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Iran: M.A. Program in Mathematic Education

Azimeh Sadat Khakbaz; Nematollah Mosapour

Volume 1, Issue 4 , December 2009, Pages 85-121

  During recent years, policy-makers of higher education in Iran have paid special attention to interdisciplinarity and as a result, many different interdisciplinary programs have been established. Assessing these programs could guide one to understand the challenges, preventives, and the points of strength ...  Read More

Goals in Interdisciplinary Sciences and the Role of Goals in Universities’ Quality Assessment

Rasul Hosseini; Abbas Bazargan

Volume 1, Issue 4 , December 2009, Pages 123-145

  Goals play crucial role in the development of any system. In education systems too the goals determine the attitudes and resource allocation program. Furthermore, not only goals incite the personnel and help to improve their work, but also offer a good criteria through which one could evaluate the organizational ...  Read More

Utilization of Research Findings and their Role in Research Management as an Interdisciplinary Field

Mas'ud Kabiri

Volume 1, Issue 4 , December 2009, Pages 147-168

  Research management has been brought up as an interdisciplinary subject –a combination of “management” and “research methodology”- especially in Humaninties and Social Sciences research. As an essential concept in research management, utilization of research findings is ...  Read More

Science in Society; from Monologue to Dialogue

Mohammad Vahidi

Volume 1, Issue 4 , December 2009, Pages 169-195

  The goal of this paper is to show that, as in other fields of humanities and social studies, there has been a shift from monologue to dialogue in the course of the history of “science, technology, and society” studies. The paper discusses the topic by reconsideration of key paradigms of science ...  Read More

Typologies of Islamic Management Studies as an interdisciplinary Knowledge

Mohammad Hossein Rahmati

Volume 1, Issue 4 , December 2009, Pages 197-220

  Introducing science and religion and the relationship between them, the present study attempts to explain what “religious science” is. Then, describing the major field of religious science, the role of values in science would be addressed through explaining the value-oriented approaches to ...  Read More