I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Learning and Instructional Sciences in the Faculty of Education of the University of Haifa.
My primary research interests are understanding and fostering learners' digital literacy and epistemic thinking (i.e., thinking about knowledge and knowing) so that they can cope with the complexities of twenty-first century knowledge societies. I study how learners evaluate and integrate online information sources that have diverse trustworthiness and that present conflicting claims and perspectives. I also study how learners’ understandings of knowledge and knowing come into play and develop as they engage with multiple information sources and deal with epistemic disagreements.
My current research addresses three interrelated goals:
Developing an account of epistemic performance and growth that can inform educational efforts to promote learners' ways of knowing in a digital world.
Designing and investigating learning environments and scaffolds that support reasoning with and about diverse information sources.
Developing ways to educationally to address the current "post-truth" climate.
Photo by Avigail Piperno-Beer
Misinformation Is Contagious: Middle school students learn how to evaluate and share information responsibly through a digital game
Can students evaluate scientific YouTube videos? Examining students' strategies and criteria for evaluating videos versus webpages on climate change
The multifaceted nature of teachers' epistemic growth: Exploring teachers' perspectives on growth in epistemic performance
Mapping multiple documents: From constructing multiple document models to argumentative writing
Education for a “post-truth” world: New directions for research and practice
Making sources visible: Promoting multiple document literacy with digital epistemic scaffolds
A review of educational responses to the "post-truth" condition: Four lenses on addressing "post-truth" problems
Disagreeing about how to know: The instructional value of explorations into knowing
Dealing with disagreement: The roles of topic familiarity and disagreement explanation in reasoning about conflicting expert claims and sources.
Beyond trustworthiness: Comprehending multiple source perspectives
Department of Learning and Instructional Sciences
Faculty of Education
University of Haifa
199 Aba Khoushy Ave., Mount Carmel, Haifa, 3498838, Israel
Room 523, Education and Sciences Building