Talks & Presentations


Invited Presentations

Barzilai, S. (2019). Making Sources Visible: Designing Epistemic Scaffolds for Inquiry with Multiple Information Sources. Invited talk at the Department of Science Education colloquium, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel.

Barzilai, S. (2018). On the Other Hand…: Learning to Integrate Conflicting Information Sources. Invited keynote lecture. Meeting of Earli SIG 6 & 7 (Instructional Design & Technology-Enhanced Learning and Instruction), Bonn, Germany.

Barzilai, S. (2017). Learning from multiple information sources: Challenges and opportunities. Invited anchor presentation. 15th conference of the Inter-University Center for e-Learning (IUCEL) - MEITAL, University of Haifa, Haifa.

Barzilai, S. (2017). Seeing, playing, knowing: Learners’ epistemic thinking about multimedia sources. Invited talk at the Department of Education colloquium, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er-Sheva, Israel.

Barzilai S., (2016).Thinking relationally about epistemic thinking and metacognition. Invited talk at the College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.

Barzilai, S. (2015). Epistemic thinking with and about multiple information sources. Invited talk at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

Barzilai, S., Thomm, E., & Bromme., R. (2015). Disciplinary and epistemic underpinnings of lay explanations for expert conflicts. Invited talk at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Barzilai, S. (2015). And what if there is more than one answer? Epistemic challenges of constructing knowledge from multiple information sources. Invited talk at the Faculty of Education colloquium, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel. 

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2015). Mapping the interplay of epistemic cognition and epistemic metacognition: A think-aloud study. Keynote lecture at the 1st International Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) Workshop in Israel, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. 

Barzilai, S., & Ka'adan, I. (2015). Fostering comprehension of  multiple information sources: The contribution of epistemic meta-strategic knowledge. Invited talk at the Institute of Psychology, University of Muenster, Germany.

Barzilai, S. (2012). Recess is over, let’s play! Digital games at schoolSerious Games Conference, University of Haifa and the Weizmann Institute, Haifa, Israel.


Papers and Presentations in Refereed Scientific Conferences

Barzilai, S., Zohar, A. R., Mor-Hagani, S., Shlomi-Elooz, T. & Ben-Yishai, R. (2019). Scaffolding Inquiry with Multiple Documents: The Knowledge Society Sandbox. Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Aachen, Germany.

Barzilai, S., & Chinn, C. A. (2019). The Emergence of Source Evaluation Criteria: A Microgenetic Study. Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Aachen, Germany.

Barzilai, S., Thomm, E., & Shlomi-Elooz, T. (2019). The Impact of Topic Familiarity and Disagreement Explanation on Evaluation of Expert Disagreement. Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Aachen, Germany.

Barzilai, S. (2019). Cross purposes across texts: Towards a theory of purposeful intertextual integration. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada.

Barzilai, S., Zohar, A. R., Mor-Hagani, S., Shlomi-Elooz, T., & Ben-Yishai, R. (2019). Seeing the connection: Promoting learners’ intertextual integration competence with digital scaffolds. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada.

Dishon, G., & Barzilai, S. ( 2019). Getting a grasp of psychological evidence: Examining students’ evaluative practices and meta-epistemic understanding. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada

Chinn, C. A., Duncan, R. G., & Barzilai, S. (2019). Investigating middle school students’ grasp of evidence. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada.

Chinn, C. A., Duncan, R. G., & Barzilai, S. (2019). Promoting meta-epistemic understanding of science practices when learning about food, water, and energy. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada.

Shlomi-Elooz, T. & Barzilai, S. (2018). The Contribution of Graphic Organizers to Integration of Multiple Information Sources. Paper presented at the meeting of Earli SIG 20 & 26, Jerusalem, Israel.

Mor-Hagani, S. & Barzilai, S. (2018). The Contribution of Reflective Activities to Growth in Teachers’ Epistemic Ideals and ProcessesPaper presented at the meeting of Earli SIG 20 & 26, Jerusalem, Israel.

Thomm, E., Barzilai, S. & Bromme, R. (2018). Explaining Expert Disagreement AdaptivelyPaper presented at the meeting of Earli SIG 20 & 26, Jerusalem, Israel.

Av-Shalom, N. Y., Barzilai, S., Duncan, R. G., & Chinn, C. A. (2018). Identifying Epistemic Growth in Dialogic Instruction: An Apt Epistemic Performance ApproachPaper presented at the meeting of Earli SIG 20 & 26, Jerusalem, Israel.

Barzilai, S. (2018). Learning to Argue from Evidence. Symposium discussion at the meeting of Earli SIG 20 & 26, Jerusalem, Israel.

Mor-Hagani, S. & Barzilai, S. (2018). Reflecting on Epistemic Ideals and Processes: Designing Opportunities for Teachers’ Epistemic Growth. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), London, UK. 

Duncan, R. G., Chinn, C. A., & Barzilai, S. (2018). Problematizing and expanding our conceptualization of evidence in science instruction. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), London, UK. 

Chinn, C. A., Duncan, R. G., Barzilai, S. & Rinehart, R. (2018). Analyzing Epistemic Growth: Applying the AIR Model to Promote and Analyze Epistemic Cognition. Full day workshop at the 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), London, UK. 

Barzilai, S. & Chinn, C. A.  (2018). Educational Responses to a Post-Truth World: Diverse Theoretical Approaches to Improving Thinking about Scientific IssuesSymposium organized at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

Chinn, C. A. & Barzilai, S. (2018). Teaching Scientific Thinking in a Post-Truth WorldPaper presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

Barzilai, S. ( 2017). Discussion: Training source evaluation skillsSymposium at the 17th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Tampere, Finland.

Barzilai, S., Thomm, E., & Bromme, R. (2017). Adaptively explaining scientific disagreements. Paper presented at the 17th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Tampere, Finland.

Barzilai, S., & Eilam, B. (2017). Learners’ epistemic understandings of the nature of visual representations. Paper presented at the 17th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Tampere, Finland.

Barzilai, S., & Chinn, C. A. (2017). Rethinking the goals of epistemic education. Paper presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, Texas.

Barzilai, S., & Eilam, B. (2017). The adaptive nature of learners’ epistemic criteria for evaluating scientific visual representations. Paper presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, Texas.

Rosenfeld, T., Barzilai, S., & Blau, I. (2016). Scaffolding digital game-based learning at school: Bridging formal and informal knowledge presentations. Paper presented at the 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), Seville, Spain.

Barzilai, S., Thomm, E., & Bromme, R. (2015). How can researchers arrive at such different conclusions? Understanding conflicts across disciplinesPaper presented at the 16th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Limassol, Cyprus.

Soffer-Vital, S., Barzilai, S., & Tabak I. (2015). How laypeople use evidence from science reports in popular news media to make health decisions. Paper presented at the 16th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Limassol, Cyprus.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2015). Untangling the cognitive and metacognitive facets of epistemic thinking about conflicting sources. Paper presented at the 16th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Limassol, Cyprus.

Barzilai, S., Ben-Zvi D., & Dueck, O. (2015). Tracing the emergence and growth of epistemic norms in a designed technology-enhanced learning community. Poster presented at the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Gothenborg, Sweden.

Thomm, E., Barzilai, S., & Bromme, R. (2015). Warum widersprechen sich Experten? Eine Untersuchung des Verständnisses von Wissenschaftskontroversen in Biologie und Geschichte [Why do experts disagree? Investigating laypeople’s understanding of conflicts in biology and history]. Paper presented at the 3rd conference of Gesellschaft fuer Empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF), Bochum, Germany.

Thomm, E., Barzilai, S., Bromme, R. (2015). Why do experts disagree? The role of disciplinary contexts and epistemic perspectives in students’ conflict explanations. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, Illinois.

Barzilai, S. (2015). Epistemic play: Analysis of epistemic thinking in a simulation game. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, Illinois.

Soffer-Vital, S., Barzilai, S., & Tabak, I. (2015). Virtues and pitfalls of laypeople’s evidence-based reasoning with science reports in popular news media. Poster presented at the 10th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies, Ra'anana, Israel.

Rosenfeld, T., Barzilai, S., & Blau, I. (2015). Scaffolding digital game-based learning at school: Relationships among learning achievements, perceived learning, and game experiences. Paper presented at the 10th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies, Ra'anana, Israel.
Winner of best student paper award!

Thomm, E., Barzilai, S., & Bromme, R. (2014). Understanding of conflicts in science and history: Investigating epistemic perspectives and conflict explanation across disciplines. Paper presented at the 6th Biennial Meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Group 16 – Metacognition, Istanbul, Turkey.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2014). Cognitive and metacognitive facets of epistemic thinking: Development of a think-aloud protocol analysis scheme. Paper accepted to the 6th Biennial Meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Group 16 – Metacognition, Istanbul, Turkey. 

Barzilai, S., & Weinstock, M. (2014). Variability and stability in learners’ epistemic thinking across disciplinary contexts. Paper accepted to the 6th Biennial Meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Group 16 – Metacognition, Istanbul, Turkey.

Barzilai, S., Tzadok, E., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2014). When experts disagree: Sourcing practices while reading conflicting online information sources. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Boulder, Colorado. 

Barzilai, S., & Weinstock, M. (2014). Development and validation of a scenario-based assessment of epistemic thinking. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Zohar, A., & Barzilai, S. (2014). A review of research on metacognition in science education: How is metacognition defined and taught? Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Barzilai, S., Tzadok, E., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2014). Who wrote that? Thinking about the sources of conflicting online information. Paper presented at the 9th Chais Conference on Instructional Technologies Research, Ra'anana, Israel. 

Barzilai, S., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2013). The role of epistemic thinking in comprehension of multiple online socio-scientific perspectives. Paper presented at the 15th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Munich, Germany.

Barzilai, S., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2013). The Role of epistemic thinking in comprehension of multiple online source perspectives. Paper presented at the 8th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies, Ra'anana, Israel.

Broza, O., & Barzilai, S. (2011). When the mathematics of life meets school mathematics: Playing and learning on the "My Money" website. Paper presented at the 6th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies, Ra'anana, Israel.

Barzilai, S., Batat, Y., & Broza, O. (2011). Web 2.0 in primary schools: Teacher interpretations. Paper presented at the 6th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies, Ra'anana, Israel.

Barzilai, S. (2010). Argumentation is the name of the game: Learning to argue online. Paper presented at the 29th Conference of the Israeli Association for Information Technologies in Education, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2009). Constructing arguments online: The role of epistemic thinking. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2009). The role of epistemic thinking in online learning. Paper presented at the 4th Chais Conference on Instructional Technologies Research: Learning in the Technological Era, Ra'anana, Israel.

Barzilai S., & Zohar, A. (2009). Epistemic thinking and understanding conflicts during online learning. Paper presented at the Yearly Conference of Educational Counselors, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2008). Sixth graders’ epistemic thinking during online learning and integration of multiple websites. Paper presented at the 19th International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

Barzilai, S. (2006). Young students' epistemic thinking during online learning. Paper presented at the 7th Seminar for PhD Students in Education Science, Mathematics and Technology, Nir Etzion, Israel.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2005). Is information acquisition still important in the information age? Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Conference  of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Nicosia, Cyprus.