Publications

Articles and Chapters

Barzilai, S. & Chinn, C. A. (2019). Epistemic thinking in a networked society: Contemporary challenges and educational responses. In Y. Kali, A. Baram-Tsabari, & A. M. Schejter (Eds.), Learning in a Networked Society: Spontaneous and Designed Technology Enhanced Learning Communities. Springer.

Duncan, R. G., Chinn, C. A., & Barzilai, S. (2018). Grasp of evidence: Problematizing and expanding the next generation science standards’ conceptualization of evidenceJournal of Research in Science Teaching, 55(7), 907-937.

Barzilai, S. & Eilam B. (2018). Learners’ epistemic criteria and strategies for evaluating scientific visual representations. Learning and Instruction, 58, 137-147.

Barzilai, S., Zohar, A. R., & Mor-Hagani, S. (2018). Promoting integration of multiple texts: A review of instructional approaches and practicesEducational Psychology Review, 30(3), 973-999.

Barzilai, S. & Chinn, C. A. (2018). On the goals of epistemic education: Promoting apt epistemic performance. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 27(3), 353-389.

Barzilai, S., & Strømsø, H. I. (2018). Individual differences in multiple document comprehension. In J. L. G. Braasch, I. Bråten & M. T. McCrudden (Eds.), Handbook of multiple source use. New York, NY: Routledge 

Thomm, E., Barzilai, S., & Bromme, R. (2017). Why do experts disagree? The role of conflict contexts and epistemic perspectives in conflict explanationsLearning and Instruction52, 15-26.

Barzilai, S., (2017). “Half-reliable”: A qualitative analysis of epistemic thinking in and about a digital game. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 51, 51-66. [Preprint]

Barzilai, S., & Ka'adan, I. (2017). Learning to integrate divergent information sources: The interplay of epistemic cognition and epistemic metacognitionMetacognition and Learning,12(2),193-232. [Full-text view-only version: http://rdcu.be/kIye]

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2016). Epistemic (meta)cognition: Ways of thinking about knowledge and knowing. In J. A. Greene, W. A. Sandoval & I. Bråten (Eds.), Handbook of epistemic cognition (pp. 409-424). New York, NY: Routledge.

Barzilai, S., Tzadok, E., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2015). Sourcing while reading divergent expert accounts: Pathways from views of knowing to written argumentationInstructional Science, 43(6), 737-766.

Barzilai, S., & Weinstock, M. (2015). Measuring epistemic thinking within and across topics: A scenario-based approachContemporary Educational Psychology, 42, 141-158.

Zohar, A., & Barzilai, S. (2015). Metacognition and teaching higher order thinking (HOT) in science education: Students' thinking, teachers' knowledge and instructional practices. In R. Wegerif, J. Kaufman & L. Li (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of research on teaching thinking (pp. 229-242). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Barzilai, S., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2015). The role of epistemic perspectives in comprehension of multiple author viewpointsLearning and Instruction36, 86-103.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2014). Reconsidering personal epistemology as metacognition: A multi-faceted approach to the analysis of epistemic thinkingEducational Psychologist, 49(1), 13-35. 

Barzilai, S., & Blau, I. (2014). Scaffolding game-based learning: Impact on learning achievements, perceived learning, and game experiencesComputers & Education, 70, 65-79.

Zohar, A., & Barzilai, S. (2013). A review of research on metacognition in science education: Current and future directionsStudies in Science Education49(2), 121-169.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2012). Epistemic thinking in action: Evaluating and integrating online sourcesCognition and Instruction30(1), 39–85.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2011). How do you know? Personal epistemology and learning online. In D. Chen, & G. Kurtz (Eds.), ICT, Learning and Teaching (pp. 77-100). Or Yehuda, Israel: The Center for Academic Studies [in Hebrew].

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2008). Is information acquisition still important in the information age? Education and Information Technologies13(1), 35-53.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2006). How does information technology shape thinking? Thinking Skills and Creativity1(2), 130-145. 

Barzilai, S. (2006). The added-value of the Internet for inquiry learning. In A. Zohar (Ed.), Learning by inquiry: An ongoing challenge (pp. 308-341). Jerusalem, Israel: Magnes Hebrew University Press [in Hebrew].

Other Publications (Media, Reports, Curricula)

Ferguson, R., Barzilai, S., Ben-Zvi, D., Chinn, C.A., Herodotou, C., Hod, Y., Kali, Y., Kukulska-Hulme, A., Kupermintz, H., McAndrew, P., Rienties, B., Sagy, 0., Scanlon, E., Sharples, M., Weller, M., & Whitelock, D. (2017). Innovating Pedagogy 2017: Open University Innovation Report 6. Milton Keynes: The Open University. 

Feinstein, N. W., Bromme, R., Barzilai, S., Baram-Tsabari, A. (2017). What counts as success in public engagement with science? [Web log post]. Public Understanding of Science Blog. Retrieved from https://sagepus.blogspot.co.il/2017/08/what-counts-as-success-in-public.html

Barzilai, S. (2013). Searching for understanding. Hed Hachinuch (Magazine of the Israeli Teacher's Union), 88(1), 75-77. [In Hebrew]

Ministry of Education, Curriculum Department (2009). Higher-order thinking strategies: Guidelines for national and local curriculum planners and for learning content developers. (Role: member of curriculum committee and writing team).


Selected Online Learning Environments


Barzilai, S. & The Center for Educational Technology (2017). The knowledge society sandbox: Online scaffolds for knowledge construction from multiple information sources. (Role: founder, scientific and pedagogical director).

Snunit Center (2012). Teacher tools 2.0: A collaborative learning game generator. (Role: Founder, creative and pedagogical director, head of user experience and game design). 

Snunit Center (2010). Al-Hagova: The Israeli government portal for kids. (Role: Founder, creative and pedagogical director, head of user experience and instructional design, game designer, 2009-2011).

Snunit Center (2009). Stories from the Heart: Helping children deal with exposure to ongoing military conflict through digital books. (Role: Founder, creative and pedagogical supervisor). 

Snunit Center (2009). "My money": A game-based financial education program. (Role: Founder, creative and pedagogical director, game designer). 

Snunit Center (2009). The tale of Hazor: A 3D archeological adventure. (Role: Founder, creative and pedagogical supervisor). 

Snunit Center (2008). Galim communities: A Web 2.0 platform for elementary schools. (Role: Founder, head of user experience and instructional design).

Snunit Center (2006). Children in the Ghetto: An online learning environment. (Role: Founder, program director).

Snunit Center (1998). Galim portal for elementary schools. (Role: Pedagogical director, head of user experience and instructional design, 2006-2011)