Epistemic thinking, Metacognition, Digital literacy, Multiple document comprehension, Inquiry learning, Game-based learning
2017 - Current - Senior Lecturer with tenure, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
2015 - 2016 - Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
2012 - 2017- Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
2012 - 2012 - Research Fellow, Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies, the Open University of Israel, Ra'anana, Israel
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
European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Society for Text and Discourse (ST&D)
Editorial Board Memberships
Journal of Educational Psychology
Contemporary Educational Psychology
Metacognition and Learning
Learning and Instruction
2023-2025, Principal Investigator, "Implementing and Examining a Teacher Professional Learning Model for Promoting Instruction and Assessment of Digital Information Literacy Skills", with Linor Hadar. Ministry of Education of the State of Israel.
2021-2023, Co-Principal Investigator, "A practice turn in learning about science: Promoting the use and perceived value of nature of science understanding in evaluating socio-scientific news", with Jessica S. C. Leung and Maurice M. W. Cheng. Hong Kong Research Grants Council.
2019-2023, Principal Investigator, "Learning to Integrate Diverse Information Sources: Promoting Epistemic Growth in a “Post-Truth” Era". The Israel Science Foundation (ISF).
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).
2013-2019, Principal Investigator, "Learning to Think about the Nature of Knowledge and Knowing in Digital Contexts". The Israel Science Foundation (ISF).
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.
2009- 2010, Principal Investigator, "Young students' epistemic thinking during online learning". Research award from the School of Education, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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 (Rothschild Foundation).
Honors & Awards
2022, Journal of the Learning Sciences Reviewer of the Year Recognition
2021, Outstanding Publication Award of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), for "Dealing with disagreement: The roles of topic familiarity and disagreement explanation in evaluation of conflicting expert claims and sources" co-authored with Eva Thomm and Talia Shlomi-Elooz
2021, Early Career Award of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
2019, Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Haifa and the Student Association of the University of Haifa
2018, Journal of the Learning Sciences Best Paper Award for "On the goals of epistemic education: Promoting apt epistemic performance" co-authored with Clark Chinn.
2017, The Bergmann Memorial Research Award of the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) for outstanding proposal by an early career researcher
Participation in National and International Committees
2021 - 2022 - Member of an international committee on teaching critical and evaluative thinking in science education funded by the Moore Foundation.
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
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
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