Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student, Department of Philosophy of Education, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran.

2 B.A student, Department of Educational Sciences, Farhangian University, Sari, Iran.


The purpose of the current research is to analyze the postmodern education and the problem of distance education. The method of the current research is carried out by the descriptive and concept analysis method, which first explains the concepts of postmodernism and then analyzes its concepts to get the implications of postmodern education. Since in the current research, the type of data is non-statistical, so the data collection method is library. The findings of the research show that postmodernism tries to encourage cultural pluralism by accepting the equality of all cultures through education. From the point of view of postmodernists, ideal education and training is education and training that has the patience to listen to voices other than the voice of the dominant culture. Also, in the discussion of postmodernism distance education, topics such as the audience of distance education, teaching in distance education and how Its origin and emergence have been discussed. As a result, semi-attendance and non-attendance trainings using information and communication technology are not only complementary to face-to-face trainings, but can also bring a unique opportunity to update content and flexibility in learning and teaching methods. The existence of four factors "the changing world", "unpleasant realities" in the current face-to-face education system, "increasing need for independent education" and the accompanying and necessity of the peripheral factors of education such as family conditions, job and finally "advancement of science and technology" have caused is to change the way of face-to-face training.