Document Type : Scientific - Research


1 Associate Professor, Knowledge and Information Sciences, Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Philosophy of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran


The present study was conducted with the aim of analyzing the knowledge structure of the Iranian Journal of Engineering Education and using the co-word occurrence analysis method. The research community includes 673 articles published in the Iranian Journal of Engineering Education between 1378-1401 (1999-2022). The process of data preparation and analysis was done using Raver PreMap, UCINET, Excel and SPSS software. The findings showed that the keywords of curriculum, evaluation and higher education had the highest frequency with 72, 53 and 45 repetitions respectively. Cluster analysis showed that the knowledge structure of Iranian Journal of Engineering Education consists of eight knowledge clusters, which are: The future of education and education of future; The connection and mutual influence of industry and university; Engineering ethics; e-learning; Teaching-learning process; Student issues; Educational revision and transformation and the challenges of educational effectiveness; Curriculum, evaluation and quality assurance. The results of the strategic diagram showed that the sixth cluster: Student issues and the eighth cluster: Educational effectiveness challenges: Curriculum, evaluation and quality assurance are placed in the first area, and in other words, they are the central and developed issues of this area. The fifth clusters: Teaching-learning process and the seventh: Educational revision and transformation were placed in the second region. These clusters are not axial clusters; but they are developed. The second cluster: the relationship and mutual effects of industry and university and the fourth: E-learning are placed in the third part. The clusters of the third part are marginal issues due to their centrality and low density and attract little attention. Also, the first cluster: The future of education and education of future and the third cluster: Engineering ethics were placed in the fourth region, which were the core clusters; but they are underdeveloped.


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