Towards a Consensual Definition of Learning: Insights from the Aristotelian Philosophy

Masumeh Taie; Reza Rostami; Massood Yazdanimoghaddam

Volume 3, Issue 12 , January 2021, Pages 7-18


  What is learning after all? Being the cornerstone of educational psychology, this question has not lost its appeal since there still is no consensus over it. What makes providing a careful definition of learning important is that such definitions carry important pedagogical implications which might not ...  Read More

Determining the Effectiveness of Distance Teaching Model Based on the Constructivism approach on Learning Performance, Satisfaction and Attitude of Payam-e- Noor University Students

Abdolrahim Jahanara; Mohammad Reza Sarmadi; Zohre Esmaili; Forouzan Zarabian

Volume 3, Issue 12 , January 2021, Pages 19-30


  The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of web-based distance learning model in the context of a constructivist learning approach on learning performance, satisfaction and attitude of Payame Noor Sardasht students. The research method was quasi-experimental with pretest-posttest ...  Read More

School Psychology
Effectiveness of Flipped Teaching and Problem-Solving Methods on Problem-Solving Ability and Sense of Responsibility among Female High School Students

Fatemeh Razm; Fariba Hafezi; Fatemeh Sadat Marashian; Farah Naderi; Zahra Dashtbozorgi

Volume 3, Issue 12 , January 2021, Pages 31-38


  Identifying the contributors to students’ academic performance and progress creates an approach for planning, developing, and perfecting educational programs. The present study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of flipped teaching and problem-solving methods on the sense of responsibility ...  Read More

Visually-mediated Instruction of Lexical Collocations: The Role of Involvement Load and Task Orientation

Azam Naserpour; Abbas Ali Zarei

Volume 3, Issue 12 , January 2021, Pages 39-50


  The present study aimed to probe the impact of visual scaffolding using input and output-oriented tasks with different levels of involvement load on Iranian EFL learners' comprehension and production of lexical collocations. For this purpose, 180 male and female intermediate EFL learners were selected ...  Read More

A Case Study of Iranian Physics Education Students’ Understanding of the Nature of Science

Safoura Shirinnoush; Naser Basiri Kejani; Fatemeh Ahmadi

Volume 3, Issue 12 , January 2021, Pages 51-60


  This paper studied Iranian Physics education students’ understanding of the nature of science. The research is descriptive and was conducted through a survey study method. The sample of our study consisted of 94 students of Physics education in the second and third year of university. They were ...  Read More

Short-Block Instruction Versus Long-Block Instruction: Impact on Reading Motivation and Reading Attitude

Ehsan Namaziandost; Abbas Pourhosein Gilakjani; Goodarz Shakibaei

Volume 3, Issue 12 , January 2021, Pages 61-74


  The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of 2 modes of instruction (Short-block versus Long-block) on Iranian EFL learners' reading motivation and reading attitude. For this study, 60 pre-intermediate level students who were studying in an English language institute in Ahvaz were selected. ...  Read More

Characteristics and Design Elements of Open Educational Space based on Social Trust, Social Learning and Interaction from Professionals’ Point of View

Hosna Sadat Shams Dolatabadi; Nasim Chalaki; Maedeh Pourfathollah

Volume 3, Issue 12 , January 2021, Pages 75-82


  The present study, based on the promotion of social trust and social interactions, aims at providing a number of guidelines for the design of children’s open learning spaces. An exploratory research is conducted based on both qualitative-quantitative methods. At the primer part of the research ...  Read More