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These resources, developed by our National To connect with students and impact their lives personally and professionally, teachers must be student-centered and demonstrate respect for their background, ideologies, beliefs, and learning styles. The limitation in this research was little access to other nationally recognized university faculty members; also their tight schedule was among other limitations in this study that kept us several times from interviewing such faculties. To overcome such a problem, they were briefed about the importance of this study and then some appointments were set with them.
This study revealed the effective teaching methods, requirements and barriers in Iranian Higher Education. They believed that to grow successful people to deal with the challenges in evolving the society, most developed countries are attempting to use new teaching methods in higher education. All these methods are student-centered and are the result of pivotal projects.
Research conducted by Momeni Danaei and colleagues also showed that using a combination of various teaching methods together will lead to more effective learning while implementing just one teaching model cannot effectively promote learning In this study, barriers according to codes were divided two major categories: professor-related barriers and regulation-related ones; for these reasons, the complete use of these methods is not possible. However, teachers who are aware of the necessity of engaging the student for a better understanding of their content try to use this method as a combination that is class speech presentation and involving students in teaching and learning.
This result is consistent with the research findings of Momeni Danaei and colleagues 10 , Zarshenas et al. Using student-centered methods in higher education needs some requirements that according to faculty members who were interviewed, and according to the codes, such requirements for effective teaching can be divided into two categories: First, things to exist in the outlook of faculties about the students and faculties' responsibility towards them, to guide them towards effective teaching methods, the most important of which are adaptation to the organizational strategies, interest in the students and trust in their abilities, systemic approach in higher education, and interest in their discipline.
This category emerged from some codes, including having lesson plan; using appropriate educational strategies and metacognition training and self-assessment of students during teaching; using concept and pre-organizer maps in training, knowledge; and explaining how to resolve problems in professional career through teaching discussion, documenting of experience and having satisfactory interaction with the students.
This result is consistent with the findings of Klug et al. In addition and according to the results, we can conclude that a major challenge for universities, especially at a time of resource constraints, is to organize teaching so as to maximize learning effectiveness. As mentioned earlier, a major barrier to change is the fact that most faculty members are not trained for their teaching role and are largely ignorant of the research literature on effective pedagogy.
In the present study, it was illustrated that a good teaching method helps the students to question their preconceptions, and motivates them to learn, by putting them in a situation in which they come to see themselves as the authors of answers and the agents of responsibility for change.
But whenever the teachers can teach by this method, they are faced with some barriers and requirements. Therefore, to have an effective teaching, the faculty members of universities should be aware of these barriers and requirements as a way to improve the teaching quality. Effective teaching also requires structural changes that can only be brought about by academic leaders. These changes include hiring practices reward structures that recognize the importance of teaching expertise, quality assurance approaches that measure learning processes, outcomes in a much more sophisticated way than routine methods, and changing the way of attaining university accreditation.
This will help other university teachers to be familiar with effective teaching and learning procedures. Therefore, curriculum planners and faculty members can improve their teaching methods. The authors would like to thank all research participants of Isfahan University of Technology faculties who contributed to this study and spent their time to share their experiences through interviews.
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This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Introduction: Teaching is one of the main components in educational planning which is a key factor in conducting educational plans. Methods: This qualitative content analysis study was conducted through purposeful sampling. Results: According to the results of this study, the best teaching approach is the mixed method student-centered together with teacher-centered plus educational planning and previous readiness. Conclusion: In the present study, it was illustrated that a good teaching method helps the students to question their preconceptions, and motivates them to learn, by putting them in a situation in which they come to see themselves as the authors of answers, as the agents of responsibility for change.
Introduction Rapid changes of modern world have caused the Higher Education System to face a great variety of challenges. Methods The study was conducted with a qualitative method using content analysis approach. Open in a separate window. Ethical considerations The aim of the research and interview method was explained to the participants and in the process of the study, informed consent was obtained from all the participants and they were ensured of the anonymity of their responses and that audio files were removed after use.
Results The mean age of faculty members in this study was Table 2 Examples of extracting codes, categories and themes from raw data. Meaning unit Code Category Theme "If faculties know themselves as an inseparable part of the university, and proud of their employment in the university …". The large number of students in classes. High volume theoretical principles Associated with laws and regulations Barriers "If at least in the form of teacher evaluation, some questions were allocated to the use of project-based and problem-based approaches, and student-centered learning, teachers would try to use them further".
New teaching methods and barriers to the use of these methods Teachers participating in this study believed that teaching and learning in higher education is a shared process, with responsibilities on both student and teacher to contribute to their success. In this study, the professors noted that there are some barriers to effective teaching that are mentioned below: The requirements defined curriculum and resources in the teaching, the large number of students in classes, and High volume theoretical principles As to the use of new methods of training such as problem-based methods or project-based approach, faculty members No.
Do not take a problem-based learning and student-centered learning in their evaluation as a bonus for teachers "If at least in the form of teacher evaluation, some questions were allocated to the use of project-based and problem-based approaches, teachers would try to use them further" Faculty member No. Do not use educational assistants The faculty members No. Requirements related to faculty outlook in an effective teaching Having a successful and effective teaching that creates long-term learning on the part of the students will require certain feelings and attitudes of the teachers.
Alignment with organizational strategies Coordination with the overall organizational strategies will allow the educational system to move toward special opportunities for innovation based on the guidelines Interested in students and trust in their ability When a person begins to learn, according to the value of hope theory, he must feel this is an important learning and believe that he will succeed.
Systemic approach in higher education Masters 7 and 8 signified that a master had a holistic and systematic view, determined the position of the teaching subject in a field or in the entire course, know general application of issues and determines them for students, and try to teach interdisciplinary topics. Being interested in the scientific field of study Participants No. Requirements related to the behavior and performance of faculty members in effective teaching Teachers have to focus on mental differences, interest, and sense of belonging, emotional stability, practical experience and scientific level of students in training.
Having a course plan, using appropriate educational strategies According to Choi and Pucker, the most important role of teachers is planning and controlling the educational process for students to be able to achieve a comprehensive learning Using conceptual map and pre-organizing plan in training Improving the quality of learning through the promotion of education, using pre-organizers and conceptual map, emphasizing the student-centered learning and developing the skills needed for employment are the strategies outlined in lifelong learning, particularly in higher education Encouraging creativity during teaching the lessons The belief that creative talent is universal and it will be strengthened with appropriate programs is a piece of evidence to prove that innovative features of the programs should be attended to continually Documenting experiences Skills in documenting the results of the process of teaching-learning cannot only facilitate management in terms of studying the records, but also provides easier access to up to date information Developing a satisfactory interaction with students To connect with students and impact their lives personally and professionally, teachers must be student-centered and demonstrate respect for their background, ideologies, beliefs, and learning styles.
Discussion This study revealed the effective teaching methods, requirements and barriers in Iranian Higher Education. Conclusion In the present study, it was illustrated that a good teaching method helps the students to question their preconceptions, and motivates them to learn, by putting them in a situation in which they come to see themselves as the authors of answers and the agents of responsibility for change. Acknowledgement The authors would like to thank all research participants of Isfahan University of Technology faculties who contributed to this study and spent their time to share their experiences through interviews.
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