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Hashempour P. An Assessment of the Status Quo and Suggesting Some Strategies to Motivate the Postgraduate Students of Islamic Architecture at Tabriz Islamic Art University . CIAUJ. 2018; 3 (2) :33-46
Tabriz Islamic Art University ,
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The Islamic Architecture is a course that educates the architects in such a way that through encounter­ing the Islamic architecture they develop an internal association with the intellectual (theoretical)-operational (practical) system and gain a special abil­ity in producing works of arts in accordance with the Islamic ideas, culture, and identity. The aim and ideal of the Islamic Architecture Engineering course is to satisfy the needs and requirements of the Islamic nations to create a kind of architecture that is ap­propriate to the Iranian-Islamic culture. If architec­ture is the sign and manifestation of Islamic Identity, then the Islamic architecture can pave the way for reaching the excellence in the society.
The necessity of this field in upstream documents such as the Twenty Year Vision Document and the Five Year Plan, and its newness, becomes more im­portant encouraging students to continue in this field. Providing the necessary facilities to achieve this goal by investigating the current status and designing the optimum situation provides the possibility of planning for the future in the university. Regarding the role of awareness raising in Islamic architecture education, the student's inner interest plays an important role in accepting and admission of the field. This helps to improve the status of the field and the acceptance of the discipline in the community.
Creating motivation for the education of Islamic architecture has three factors which influence either directly or indirectly the success of the education. The aim of the present study is to determine the strate­gies for motivating the students of Islamic architec­ture. Considering the nature and method of data col­lection in the study and considering the present tools, i.e. questionnaire, the present study adopts the sur­vey method. In order to correlate the ideas to reach a common idea after getting the views of the interested parties (professors, students, and graduates) using questionnaires, the Delphi method was applied. Final­ly, to investigate the affecting factors on the motiva­tion, matrices were developed to evaluate the inter­nal and external factors. To normalize the coefficients of the matrices, SPSS solution was used. The SWOT Model was used to present the strategies. With the faculty assumed as having the pivotal role in creating motivation, the influencing factors on the motivation are classified as internal factors including the profes­sors, the faculty’s programs and the place of educa­tion, and external factors consisting of socio-cultural setting, scientific setting, and economic conditions. The results suggested sentence of 13 strength and 12 weak points in the present trend and method of Is­lamic architecture education, and 10 opportunities and 23 threats were identified. In the end, the strate­gies of Opportunities (SO), Weakness Opportunities (WO), Threat of Weaknesses (WT), and Opportunity of Threat (ST) were offered to improve the motivation of the students.
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