Document Type : Original Research Paper


Wood Science and Technology Department, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training Uni Tehran. Tehran. Iran


The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of curriculum-based educational software (designing wood products) and practical  workshop (technology of wood  production) Wood and paper engineering technology - wooden structures industry with market needs of graduated people in this field of study. The sample (100 participants) including under-graduate students (engineers) of Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (SRTTU) were selected according to Cocral equation. A Questionnaire was distributed to gather data, based on Cronbach’s alpha, the reliability of the questionnaire turned out to be 0.875. The results showed that under-graduates believe that the course designing wood products, had significant impact on their career and market, so that the content of this course was the same with the new contents and the needs of industry. But technology production of wood product course (the curriculum-based one) that is based on making wooden products at the workshop showed little impact on the deployment of what they had learned in the industry. So there is a need for proper syllabus design in accordance with the needs of industry and codification as well as the equipment and facilities used in the education of industry and market for the teaching of this course.


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