Globalization, Internationalization of higher Education and Interdisciplinary Curricula

Rezvan Hakimzade

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2010, Pages 1-17

  Ever increasing focus on interdisciplinary curricula in higher education is a sign of existing challenges which seriously criticize subject-oriented curricula. Globalization is the major player of this challenging field. Globalization has implications to the curriculum filed-except the paper's view- ...  Read More

Presenting an interdisciplinary integrated model in Curricula Planning

Mojgan Mohammadi; Kurosh Fathi Vajargah

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2010, Pages 19-37

  In general, all of the definitions of interdisciplinary curriculum include:(A combination of subjects, An emphasis on projects, Sources that go beyond textbooks, Relationships among concepts,Thematic units as organizing principles, Flexible schedules, Flexible student groupings). The interdisciplinary ...  Read More

Interdisciplinary Curriculum Designing in Higher Education

Jamal Salimi; Hasan Maleki

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2010, Pages 39-68

  The theoretical basis of interdisciplinary curriculum is found in progressive educational philosophy. The progressive movement is an approach to learning that places great emphasis on creativity, active learning, "naturalistic" learning, real world outcomes, and experience. The other more recent theoretical ...  Read More

InterdisciplinaryProgramms, Engineering in Higher Education

Mahbobe Arefi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2010, Pages 69-94

  Review and study how and type of planning system of higher education, is considered constant and serious. According to the needs and circumstances ,a variety of ideas, over time, have raised. In this article ,interdisciplinary approach including it's concepts, applications, conditions ,requirements and ...  Read More

Exploring the Norms Affecting M.A Students’ Selection of Research Supervisors: A Phenomenological Study

Saeid Safaeimovahedi; Mohammad Ataran

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2010, Pages 95-121

  Academic disciplines are like tribes, each of which has its own unique terrain, boundaries, norms and culture. Assuming this, Becher describes the culture of different academic disciplines. He believes that pure sciences are culturally competitive, politically well-organized, own high rate of publication ...  Read More

Assessment of Learning Activities in Interdisciplinary Courses

Mohammad Ghahramani

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2010, Pages 123-136

  The purpose of this study was to examine the notion of evaluation of interdisciplinary courses. To this end, relevant literature and theoretical framework was reviewed . The paper specifically focused on assessment and measurement of learning activities in interdisciplinary courses. The main question ...  Read More

An Introduction to Mixed Methods in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Mohammad Hosein Hasani

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2010, Pages 137-153

  Methodology of interdisciplinary social sciences has been evolved during the time and has been faced with fundamental challenges; in the beginning, it has experienced positivistic paradigm and quantitative approach in understanding social phenomena and later recognized that this approach is not appropriate ...  Read More