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ISSN (Print) 2423-6780 - ISSN (Online) 2476-3608
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  • The effect of gamification on education engagement of architecture
           students (Case study: Materials and construction ‚ÄĆatelier in Iran
           University of Science and Technology

    • Abstract: Primary lessons, including construction materials workshop and construction, teach the primary skills in architectural design, therefore, are used by architects during their education and in their professional careers. Since the construction material workshop and construction, are taught during the first semester in university; it is a space for transitioning from high school life to university life. Therefore, using gamification for this group of students can lead to their more superficial bond with this class. This comparison was made by distributing questionnaires and based on Reeve’s academic engagement indices. After evaluating the data’s validity through the t-test, the results were evaluated. Moreover, the results show that using this method positively affects the students’ academic engagement. Among the four micro scales, introduced by Reeve in the academic engagement indices, the agentic engagement with lesson materials micro-scale has the highest effectiveness. The cognitive micro-scale has the lowest effectiveness. The results of this study are proof that the class, in which gamification method was used for designing the practices, resulted in higher academic engagement, compared to other classes.
  • The Effect of Flipped Classroom Teaching on Self-Regulatory Learning
           Strategies and Learning Motivation Components in Research Method Course
           among the Staff of AJA Research Center

    • Abstract: The use of active and learning-oriented teaching methods can be effective in improving factors such as self-regulatory learning strategies and learning motivation momponents that are directly related to learners' learning performance. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of flipped classroom teaching on the self-regulatory learning strategies and learning motivation components research methods among the staff of the research center and the Army self-sufficiency Jihad. Quasi-experimental research method with pre-test-post-test design with control, in which 30 staff members of the Army Research Center were selected by available sampling method, and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups (15 staff members in each group). The research instruments were Self-regulatory Strategies Questionnaire (MSLQ, 1991) and Learning Motivation (SMTLS, 2005). Data were analyzed in SPSS software using multivariate analysis of covariance Findings showed that reverse classroom training increased self-regulated learning strategies, learning motivation and their components in the experimental group; In other words, there was a significant difference between the scores of self-regulated learning strategies, learning motivation and their components in the post-test of the experimental and control groups. (P <0.001). According to these findings, it can be said that teachers can use the flipped classroom method to increase the motivation and Enthusiasm of students and learners in the teaching-learning process.
  • The effect of online educational, social and cognitive presence on
           academic satisfaction with mediation of loneliness in gifted female
           students of the second high school

    • Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of online educational, social and cognitive presence on academic satisfaction through the mediation of loneliness in gifted female students of the second high school. The research method was correlation of the type path analysis. The population of this study included all the population of this study includes all female high school students of Farzanegan Secondary School who were studying in the academic year 2020-2021. The statistical sample size was determined based on the rules of thumb Kline equal to 170 female high school students, which was done by available sampling method and online questionnaire. The instruments used in this study were Community of Inquiry Framework (CIF), University of California Los Angeles Loneliness Scale (UCLA) and The Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS). Data analysis was performed using path analysis statistical method and by the SPSS-22, and AMOS-24 software. Findings showed that after eliminating the direct path from educational presence to loneliness, the causal model of educational, social and cognitive attendance to students' academic satisfaction was confirmed through the mediating role of loneliness. According to the results of this study, the presence of a sense of presence had a significant effect on reducing students' feelings of loneliness, which can increase their academic satisfaction; Therefore, in online environments where non-verbal communication in face-to-face meetings is limited, the presence of instructors and learners is essential to prevent feelings of isolation and create a productive online learning environment.
  • Designing a Model of community school leadership in Elementary schools: A
           Qualitative Study

    • Abstract: Community school is a concept of the school as a center available to all community organizations and citizen groups, seven days a week, twelve months a year and at all times. The present study conducted to propose a model of community school leadership in elementary schools. A qualitative research method was implemented, using the technique of qualitative content analysis. A sample of 77 documents more relevant to the research subject among 150 articles, books, summary reports and theses was selected. Open, axial and selective coding was used for data analysis. Reliability calculation and model validation were made, using the Cohen’s Kappa coefficient and the Strauss and Corbin’ ten evaluative indicators, respectively. Finally, 3 main categories, 17 subcategories and 112 codes were identified for community school leadership. School-site leadership, community-wide leadership, and intermediary leadership were determined as three main roles for community school leadership. Findings from the study indicate that community school leader with relational and collaborative skills can alter structure of the decision-making process towards a collective leadership. Also, a successful community school strategy necessitates making a change in existing structures, practices and collaborations in the school and, as a result, in its traditional leadership since expectations for schools and school administrators are changing.
  • Identifying and analyzing the opportunities and challenges of virtual
           education from the students' point of view

    • Abstract: The present study seeks to investigate the challenges and opportunities of virtual education from the perspective of undergraduate students of the Faculty of Literature and Humanities of Shahid Beheshti University. In this regard, the qualitative method and in-depth interview technique were used to collect data. Participants in this study were undergraduate students of the Faculty of Literature and Humanities of Shahid Beheshti University who were selected through purposive sampling. Findings show that the challenges of e-learning from the perspective of students fall into five categories: technical problems, educational problems, related to teacher performance, problems related to student performance, and problems related to activism and interaction. For students' e-learning opportunities such as: eliminating travel costs, reducing the stress of teaching, saving time, freedom and out of context, and the possibility of recording the class and using it at other times, they mentioned preventing an epidemic of the disease, eliminating dormitory problems for dormitories, and optimizing leisure. In the research suggestions section, some of the most important items include Using Skype instead of Adobe Connect software, evaluating students based on a combination of practical processes, class activities, etc., along with exams, attending more important courses, and virtualizing fewer courses. More importantly, the provision of a database or virtual library, the requirement to turn on webcams during exams to prevent fraud, and the use of peripherals to enhance interaction was mentioned.
  • Identify Strategies to Benefit from Successful School Experiences in Order
           to Improve the Quality of Education

    • Abstract: It is important to pay attention to the experiences of successful schools in order to use them to improve the quality of other schools. In such a case, schools avoid trial and error and use the successful experiences that they have gained to overcome their educational weakness. The purpose of this study was to identify the strategies for using successful school experiences. The research strategy was descriptive qualitative. The research included all professors of educational management at the Islamic Azad University of Tehran in 2020-2021. The sampling method was purposeful based on criteria with experts to the extent of data saturation and finally 18 professors of educational management were selected. The research tool was an interview using informal conversations. To ensure validity, interpretive validity and to provide validity, accurate self-review technique and parallel information acquisition were used. Data analysis was performed using the method of basic themes, organizing themes and comprehensive themes. The results showed that strategies Benefit from the experiences of successful schools including 7 comprehensive themes (sharing experiences, launching a successful school festival, professional development, documenting the experiences of principals, management based on learning organization, integrated management, storytelling) and 24 organizing themes and 80 themes Has been the basis.  
  • Analysis of Lived Experiences of Elementary School Teachers about
           Strengths and Weaknesses of Shad Education Network During the Covid
           pandemic 19

    • Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to analyze lived experience of teachers about the strengths and weaknesses of the Shad education network During the Covid pandemic 19. The mixed method of asynchronous sequential exploration (qualitative with phenomenology type and quantitative with descriptive-survey type) was used. The statistical population comprised of all elementary school teachers (N=600) in Zahedan County, Iran. In the qualitative step, the sample subjects (n=50) were selected using purposeful sampling based on the theoretical saturation, while 250 teachers were selected using a convenience randomized sampling and Kerjcie and Morgan Table in quantitative part. The data collecting method of the qualitative step was the semi-structured interview, while the questionnaire extracted from interviews was used as a data-collecting tool in the quantitative step. The interviews were analyzed using 7-step Colaizzi's coding method. In the quantitative step, analyses were done by using descriptive statistics (percentage and frequency) through SPSS software. According to the findings of the qualitative step, five variables, including facilitating the learning process, teaching process, and appraisal process, infrastructural-technical capabilities of the application, and professional development of teachers were introduced as strengths. Three weaknesses were also introduced: structural constraints of the Shad app. Job procrastination, and threat for students. Quantitative results indicated that most participants agreed with the opinions of participants of the qualitative step.             
  • Comparison of Stress and Academic Achievement Motivation of Talented and
           Ordinary Masters Students

    • Abstract: The aim of this study was to compare the variables of academic achievement motivation and stress between talented and normal students of Tabriz University. Method was a causal-comparative study. The statistical population includes all talented and normal master students of Tabriz University in 2019 and the statistical sample studied is 260 students, including: 130 talented students (According to the criteria of the department of the talented student Affairs of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology) and 130 normal students. They were normal students and were selected using Morgan table and multi-stage cluster sampling. To collect the data, the Standard Student Stress Questionnaire of Pouladi Rieshahri (1995) and the Motivation Questionnaire of Helmrich and Spence (1977), which were scored based on the Likert scale were used. Data were analyzed using SPSS 21 software. In order to analyze the data, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics (Multivariate Analysis of Variance) were used. The results showed that the hypotheses related to the difference between the mean of the variables of achievement motivation and stress talented and normal students were not confirmed.
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