Original Research Paper Architecture
A Qualitative Approach in Theoretical Training of Architecture: ‘The Review of Reflections on Architecture’ and ‘Sense of Place’

A. Sadoughi; Gh. Memarian; S.M. Fatemi; H. Kamali pour

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2012, Pages 133-143


  : Theoretical trainings, especially in the fields of art & architecture in graduate programs, have lead to basic theories of experts in different branches of these disciplines that are often instructed in a linear and unidirectional knowledge order in the classrooms. The qualitative approach which ...  Read More

Original Research Paper science education
The Perspective of Creativity in the Process of Learning Mathematics

M. Nadjafikhah; N. Yaftian; S. Bakhshalizadeh

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2012, Pages 145-158


  Mathematical creativity is often considered as a mysterious phenomenon. Most mathematicians seem to be not interested in analyzing their own thinking processes and do not describe how they work or conceive their theories. One of the goals of this paper, which is based on research findings from contemporary ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Electronic learning- virtual
The Role of Technology on the Mathematics Learning

E. Aminifar; B. Saleh Sedghpour; F. Valinejad

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2012, Pages 159-166


  To investigate the impact of technology on the mathematics learning, female students of two mathematics classes who studying at pre-university level in Torkamanchay, were selected as experimental and control group. Graph subject was taught to the experimental group by NEWGRAPH software (a kind of dynamic ...  Read More

Original Research Paper science education
The Effectiveness Examination of Using Analogies as a Teaching Methodology in the Complicated Concepts Learning

A.A. Motiebirjandi; J. Hatami; V.A. Fekri

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2012, Pages 167-179


  The purpose of this research is to examine the effectiveness of using analogies as a teaching methodology in the learning of complicated concepts for high school courses of electrical circuits. For this purpose, using random clustering method of sampling, a population of 44 people was selected from the ...  Read More

Original Research Paper educational psychology
Investigating the Gender& Family Background on the Causes of Loss of Motivation of Academic Pre-University

A.M. Taheri; M. Fayyazi

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2012, Pages 181-192


  The present study investigated the causes of loss and motivational factors among pre university students before they had their own points of view. Subjects studied in 1455 pre-university students (766 girls and 683 boys) was the center from 8 randomly selected were studied to Measure the attitude of ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Electronic learning- virtual
Cognitive and Affective Outcomes of PowerPoint Slides Usage in the Classroom

J. Mesrabadi

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2012, Pages 193-202


  One of the most widely used information presentation software is PowerPoint. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of PowerPoint slides on the learners’ cognitive and affective outputs. Affective indicators have included the student opinions about the effects of these methods on improving ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Information literacy
Evaluation of Information Literacy in University Students

A. Zahed Babelan; S. Rajabi

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2012, Pages 203-211


  The present study attempted to investigate the information literacy of students at Mohaghegh Ardabili University. The original pool for the study included 400 male and female students (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior). The selection was made based on multi-stage sampling in 2010. The study is ...  Read More