CV

Research Interests

Epistemic thinking, Metacognition, Digital literacy, Multiple document comprehension, Inquiry learning, Game-based learning

Academic Positions

  • 2017 - Current - Senior Lecturer with tenure, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
  • 2012 - 2017- Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
  • 2015 - 2016 - Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
  • 2012 - 2012 - Research Fellow, Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies, the Open University of Israel, Ra'anana, Israel

Education

  • Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Education, 2012
  • M.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Education, Summa Cum Laude, 2003
  • B.A., Tel-Aviv University, Department of Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, 1998
    Member of the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students

Professional Affiliations

  • European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)

Editorial Board Memberships

  • Journal of Educational Psychology
  • Contemporary Educational Psychology

Sponsored Research and Awards

  • 2019, Teaching Excellence Award, University of Haifa
  • 2019-2023, Principal Investigator, Learning to Integrate Diverse Information Sources: Promoting Epistemic Growth in a “Post-Truth” Era . The Israel Science Foundation (ISF). (1.09 million NIS)
  • 2019, Journal of the Learning Sciences Best Paper Award 2018, for the "On the goals of epistemic education: Promoting apt epistemic performance" co-authored with Clark Chinn. ($500)
  • 2017, The Bergmann Memorial Research Award of the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) for outstanding proposal by an early career researcher. ($5,000)
  • 2017-2019, Principal Investigator, Modeling Epistemic Growth: A Microgenetic Study of the Development of Epistemic Cognition (with Clark A. Chinn). The United States-Israel Binational Science  Foundation (BSF). ($75,000)
  • 2013-2019, Principal Investigator: Learning to Think about the Nature of Knowledge and Knowing in Digital Contexts. The Israel Science Foundation (ISF). (2.6 million NIS)
  • 2012, Principal Investigator, The role of epistemic thinking in identification and interpretation of multiple online source perspectives (with Yoram Eshet-Alkalai). The Open University of Israel Research Fund. (37,310 NIS)
  • 2010, Principal Investigator: Young students' epistemic thinking during online learning. Research award from the School of Education, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (10,000 NIS)
  • 2009, Principal Investigator:  Young students' epistemic thinking during online learning . Research award from the School of Education, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (10,000 NIS)
  • 2008, Wolf Foundation grant finalist on behalf of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2007, Principal Investigator:  My Money: A game-based financial education program, development and research (with Anat Klemer). Yad Hanadiv. ($67,000) 
  • 1994-1998, Full study scholarship, the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students, Tel-Aviv University

Participation in National Committees

  • 2017 - 2019 - Member of the committee for adapting curricula and learning materials for the twenty-first century, the Initiative for Applied Educational Research of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities 
  • 2006 - 2008 - Member of the writing committee of the national guidelines for developing higher-order thinking strategies, Pedagogical Secretariat, Ministry of Education, Jerusalem, Israel

Academic Consultation 

  • 2012 - 2013 - Academic Advisor, Avi Chai Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2008 - 2009 - Academic Advisor, Ministry of Education, Curriculum Department, Jerusalem, Israel

Professional Positions in the Field of Educational Technology 

  • 2011 - 2012 - Learning Technologies R&D Consultant, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2006 - 2011 - Pedagogical Director, Snunit Center for the Advancement of Web-Based Learning, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1999 - 2006 - Instructional Designer and Project Manager, Snunit Center for the Advancement of Web-Based Learning, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel 
  • 1996 - 1997 - Instructional Designer and Project Manager, Onyx Interactive Multimedia Ltd., Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • 1994 - 2000 - Instructor and Course Developer, Sivan Computer College, Tel-Aviv, Israel