Future Studies of Higher Education
The interdisciplinary concept of strategic foresight in the trans-disciplinary of futures studies: what is it and why does it matter?

M. Shirvani; M.R. Eivazi; H. Ghasemi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 1-24


  The emergence of the trans-disciplinary of futures studies after World War II put aside prophet-like fortune-telling and predictions. This trans-disciplinary, having undergone ups and downs during the recent decades, always tried to provide some scientific propositions about the future. Among these, ...  Read More

Prerequisites and Mechanism of Interdisciplinary Curriculum in University: Strengthening Future Studies for Substantiating the Comprehensive Episteme

M. Sobhaninejad; S. Nourabadi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 25-41


  The purpose of this study is to explain the prerequisites and mechanism of interdisciplinary curriculum in order to realize comprehensive episteme. The research method in this article is analytical-deductive. Two important questions are going to be answered: "1) What are the prerequisites for interdisciplinary ...  Read More

Geographical Information System in Iran’s Archaeological Researches; History, Trends and Problems

M. Heydarian; H.R. Ghorbani; H. Arab; Sh. Parse

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 43-65


  Geographical information system (GIS) technology  has a variety of facilities and programs based on software features and functionalities. It has been increasingly used within archaeological research contexts over the last 30 years.  The widespread use of this system in archaeology is a product ...  Read More

Implications for the Purpose of Scholarship in Social Science in Light of Critical Realism

A. Zarei Dehbaghi; S. Zarghami Hamrah; Y. Ghaedi; Kh. Bagheri Noaparast

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 67-91


  The aim of this description-inductive study, is to draw forth implications for the purposes of scholarship in the social science based on critical realism with an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies. Critical realism, from an epistemological insight, is seen as the basis for scholarship references ...  Read More

The Future of Science and Education in the Thought of Seyed Hossein Nasr; An Interdisciplinary Look Towards Process of Rebuilding Knowledge Within the Framework of the Traditionalism

R. Mahoozi; M. Etesami

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 93-109


  From the perspective of the new world through criticism, education & cultural manifestation, traditionalism as a strong intellectual current in the contemporary world wants to make new order in the field of culture ,science ,& education. .In the recent decade this current, which is based on a ...  Read More

Identity: A Heritage from the Past or a Choice for the Future?

N. Taghavian

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 111-123


  Is identity a heritage inherited from the past or a choice for the future? In this question, the concept of ‘time’ is presupposed. Thus, my point of departure is analyzing the concept of time. Then the relation between the concept of time and social theory will be examined to maintain ...  Read More

Future Studies of Higher Education
A multidisciplinary approach to the diplomacy role in science and technology development policy: Iran as a case Stud

M. Sani Ejlal

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 125-148


  Based on chaos theory in today networked and interconnected world there are many driving forces which are shaping science and technology policy making (STP). It is essential to have multidisciplinary approach for understanding the relationship among diverse driving forces. The focus of this paper is ...  Read More