Key Consideration on the Policy Making for Interdisciplinary Sciences in Higher Education from the Standpoint of Development Process

Mahmoud Mehrmohammadi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , July 2009, Pages 1-18

  The goal of this paper is to offer explanations with respect to some of the less evident aspects of this policy intent. The higher education systems, it is argued, are experiencing a challenging period where the felt need in this regard does not match the level of wisdom and the extent of insight required. ...  Read More

An Overview on Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Higher Education

Hedayat-Ollah Etemadizadeh; Ahmadreza Nasr; Mohamadjavad Liaghatdar

Volume 1, Issue 3 , July 2009, Pages 19-53

  Interdisciplinarity, interdisciplinary education and interdisciplinary curricula are increasingly used in Higher Education field. These terms are used with or interchangeably with similar terms such as multi-disciplinarity, pluridisciplinarity crossdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity. Although interdisciplinary ...  Read More

The Evaluation in Interdisciplinary Curricula

Abbas Bazargan

Volume 1, Issue 3 , July 2009, Pages 55-66

  Availability of capital, manpower and substantial materials were, in the past, taken into account as the main factor for development programs in the many societies in all over the world. But since the dawn of new millennium, knowledge, spreading and usage of the knowledge has a high efficacious position ...  Read More

Virtual Global University (VGU): An International and Interdisciplinary Approach to Higher Hducation

Kourosh Fathi Vajargah; Talat Diba

Volume 1, Issue 3 , July 2009, Pages 67-96

  The “Virtual Global University (VGU)” is a new academic concept in literature of higher education. Basically Virtual Global University has been formed and developed to meet needs and challenges of word community in different ways. Having considered as a new scenario or even a substitution ...  Read More

Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Parvin Ahmadi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , July 2009, Pages 97-126

  This paper includes discussions on the concept of interdisciplinary curriculum, interdisciplinary curriculum at different educational levels, interdisciplinary curriculum and structuralist philosophy, advantages and disadvantages of such curricula, interdisciplinary curriculum based on knowledge and ...  Read More

Development of Issue-Based Approach to Interdisciplinary Studies

Ali Asghar Pourezzat; Ariyan Gholipour

Volume 1, Issue 3 , July 2009, Pages 127-140

  In general, it seems that functions of educational systems are more important to people than functions of research systems. A reason for this is more efficiency of educational systems in terms of their explicit impact on people’s lives. As issue-based research studies develop, it becomes possible ...  Read More

The Psycho-political: Erich Fromm and the Crisis in Modern Society

Seyyed Mohsen Alavipour; Ali Nematpour

Volume 1, Issue 3 , July 2009, Pages 141-167

  Far more long before the “interdisciplinarity” as a concept, become a prominent issue in scientific and philosophical developments, many thinkers and philosophers have investigated interdisciplinary. Erich Fromm is one of the distinguished contemporary intellectuals who have applied interdisciplinarity ...  Read More