CV

Personal details

Home address: Hapardes 22a, Yarkona, Israel

Work address:  Chemistry Group, Department of Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, 76100, Israel 

Tel:  972-8 - 9342446 (work), 09-7406744 (home)

Fax: 972-8-9344115

E-mail: rachel.mamlok@ weizmann.ac.il

Education

Education
1994-1998

PhD in Science Education (with highest distinction - Suma com laude), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan.

Title of Ph.D Thesis: The effect of a teaching unit: "Science: An Ever-Developing Entity" on Students' Perceptions and Attitudes towards Science and Science Learning.     

Advisors: Dr. R. Ben-Zvi  (The Weizmann Institute of Science), Professor J. Menis (Bar-Ilan University),  and Dr. J. Nussbaum (Jerusalem Women College).

1989-1992

M.A in Science Education, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan.

Title of Master's Thesis: The Physico-Chemical Reduction in Biology: How is it Conceived by Scientists, Teachers' Educators, Science Teachers, Biology Student Teachers and Biology High School Students? Implications to Science and Value Education (A pilot study).

Advisors: Dr. J. Nussbaum and Dr. A. Zalkin (Bar-Ilan University).

1963-1966

B.Sc in Chemistry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (in the framework of

the Academic Reserve).

Employment History

In Israel

Employment History In Israel
2005-present Coordinator of the Chemistry Group at the Department of Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
2001- 2015

Head of the National Center of Chemistry Teachers,

The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

1999-2002 Sacta-Rashi Foundation fellowship, “Guastalla for the  Promotion of  Science".

In USA and Europe

Employment History In USA and Europe
2009 (August)

Visiting Professor at the Materials Department, at EPFL,

Lausanne, Switzerland (with Professor Nava Setter).

1999 (Spring semester)

Visiting Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA (with Professor John Penick).

1999 (Autumn Semester)

Post Doc, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

(with Professor Joe Krajcik). The topic of the work was: Development, implementation and research of "How can I design a cellular phone that is safer to use?" in the framework of a new high school design-based chemistry curriculum

1989-present

Member of the Department of Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science. Main projects - research and curriculum development, in-service teacher training (in chemistry).

1993 (1 semester) 

and 1997 (1 semester)

Substituter of the coordinator inspector for high school chemistry, Ministry of Education and Culture.
1970-1996

High school chemistry teacher, Municipal High School, Jaffa,

(Parallel to the work at the Weizmann Institute of Science).

Academic Administration

Academic Administration
September 2001- 2015

Head of the National Center for Chemistry Teachers at the Department of Science Teaching

September 2005-present Coordinator of the Chemistry Group at the Department of Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science
December 2015-present Consultant for the National Center for Chemistry Teachers at the Department of Science Teaching

Other Appointments

Positions and Membership in Professional Societies and Committees (national and international)

Other Appointments
2010 to date

The representative (Titular member) of the Israel Chemical Society CCE (Committee of chemistry education) of IUPAC, and an ACS member.

2010 to date

Member of the Division of Chemistry Education in Europe.

2011 (January) Head of the sub-committee of chemistry education in the framework of IY2011 (the Israeli Chemical Society).
2007-2009 (July)

Member of an Advisory Committee for the Jerusalem College (Aimed at approving the eligibility of the MA degree)

2005 - 2007 Member of the International Committee of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) and Member of the NARST committee for the nomination of Excellence in Science Education.
2003 to date Member of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA).
2000 -  2002

Domain Head of Chemistry in the Rishon Lezion Regional Center for Teachers: Coordinator of a workshop for high school chemistry teachers. The workshop focuses on: (a) familiarization with the problematic chemistry concepts, e.g., energy, the atomic model, etc. (b) practical application and relevance to everyday life, and (c) recent discoveries in chemistry.

1999-present

Member of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (U.S.A.)

1993-1995

Member of the "Chemistry for Biologists" Syllabus Committee, Ministry of Education and Culture.

1992 - 2000

Member of the National pedagogical and curriculum committees and the program committee of the “Science for All” program, Ministry of Education and Culture.

1984-present

Member of the Chemistry Syllabus Committee, Ministry of Education and Culture, Israel.

An offer of a position in Japan

An offer of a position in Japan
2002 (December)

Invitation of Professor Toshio Kasai from the department of chemistry, at the University of Osaka in Japan, to serve as a science educator (an Associate Professor position) in his department, for six months, starting on April 1st, 2003.

Membership in Editorial and Advisory Boards

Membership in Editorial and Advisory Boards
2012 (February)-present

Member of the editorial board of International Journal of Environment and Science Education (IJESE). 

2011 (November)-presen Member of the editorial board of EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technological Education. 
2008-present

Member of the editorial board of the International Journl of Science and Mathematics Education (IJSME).

2008-present

Member of the advisory board of the journal: Chemistry Education: Research and Practice in Europe (CERP).

2008-present Member of the editorial board of the Eurasian Journal of Physics and Chemistry Education (Indexed "Index Copernicus").
2005-2010

Member of the editorial board of "Science Education International", the Journal of the International Council of Associations for Science Education.

2001-present

Member of the editorial board of Alchimia, the chemistry teachers' journal, published by the National Center of Chemistry Teachers.

Consulting Activities

Consulting Activities
1982-96

Ministry of Education Regional Consultant for High School and Culture Chemistry

1995-2002

Ministry of Education Tutor for teaching chemistry in and Culture the framework of the "22 Schools"

2009 (August)

EPFL, Department in Lausanne, Visiting Professor -advising Professor Nava Setter (Ceramics Department), on enhancing science education in Tanzania

2016-present Consultant for the National Center of Chemistry Teachers

Teaching Experience – courses taught

  1. Involvement in Graduate Studies - lectures in science education:
  1. Since 1998 till present, I am involved in teaching courses of the Feinberg Graduate School on the following topics:
  • Selected topics in chemistry education (in the framework of M.Sc and Ph.D studies).
  • Selected issues in science education (in the framework of M.Sc and Ph.D studies).
  • Methods in teaching, in the framework of "License for high school science teaching".
  • Introduction to Science Education, Didactic courses and Inquiry in the Chemistry Laboratory, in the framework of M.Sc and Ph.D studies at the Weizmann Institute.
  1. Since 2008 till present, I am coordinating the chemistry teachers' Rotschild-Weizmann MSc program.
  2. Since 2008 till present, I am coordinating the Teaching Certificate Program for chemistry teachers, aimed at graduate students of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

 

  1. Intensive and Comprehensive In-service Professional Development Courses for High School Science Teachers
Intensive and Comprehensive In-service Professional Development Courses for High School Science Teachers
1982-97
  • Courses that Aim at Implementation of Newly Developed Learning Units for Chemistry Teachers all over Israel, especially for those who teach disabled students.
  • Extracurricular Scientific Courses Aimed at Broadening Teachers' Knowledge in Chemistry.
  • Several one day Conferences, Focusing up on a Central Theme of Significance to Science and Society.
1989-94

A Professional Development Chemistry Course for Biology Teachers in the Upper Galilee: Preparing biology teachers to

become chemistry teachers. This course served as a model for a similar course which we started in 2014 at the Weizmann Institute, due to lack of chemistry teachers in Israel. The course if funded by TEVA, an Israeli pharmaceutical company.

1994-97 Continuation of the Professional Development Chemistry Course for Biology Teachers in the Upper Gallile: A Course for Science Teachers in the Upper Gallilee:Development of Learning Materials in the framework of "Science for All".
1994-96 Coordinator of a “Leadership Course for Chemistry Teachers” at the Weizmann Institute of Science. This course set the foundation to the establishment of the National Center for Chemistry teachers.
October 1997 - June 2000 Coordinator of Two Courses for Science Teachers in the Upper Gallilee ("Tomorrow 98"):
  1. Enrichment of Chemistry Teaching (for chemistry teachers)
  2. Science for All (for science teachers)
September 1996 - July 1997 Coordinator of a Workshop in which Teachers Experienced Alternative Teaching and Evaluation Methods in the Context of a New Curricular Program for Senior High School Students: "Science and Technology in Society".
November 1999 - June 2000 Coordinator (jointly with M. Kesner) of a forum of chemistry high school experienced teachers.
September 2000 - Present

Coordinator of Workshops for High School Teachers, e.g.:

  1. Science and Technology for All
  2. Teachers as Researchers in their Classes
  3. Scientific Literacy
    The workshops were aimed at a large population of high school chemistry teachers, and especially for especially for teachers who work in rural places.
  1. Involvement in Development, Implementation and Evaluation Projects
Involvement in Development, Implementation and Evaluation Projects
1982-1996 "Chemistry - A Challenge": a basic high school chemistry program.
1987-1992

Industrial High School Chemistry.

1987-2003 "Chemistry - A Challenge": Energy, Equilibrium and Thermodynamics in Chemical Reactions.
1994-present “Science: An-Ever Developing Entity”, aimed at high school non-science oriented students.

1998-1999 (1st semester)

Selected Issues in Science Education aimed at M.Sc and Ph.D students with science background.
1999 (December) - present

Development and assessment of a new teaching unit “Can We Design a Cellular Phone that is Safe to Use?” (As part of my work as a Post Doc at the School of Education at the University of Michigan, USA).

2000 (January) - present

Development of a module “Chemistry in the Tunnel of Time “, inthe framework of the 10th grade high school chemistry curriculum.

2006-2008 Coordinator of teams who developed two chemistry books for the 11th graders, dealing with chemical bonding and with biochemical applications.
2007-2009 Pedagogical advisor to the development of the module "Chemistry with the Environment", in the framework of the 12th grade high school chemistry curriculum.
2006-present Coordinator of teachers' professional development courses and development of learning materials in the framewoek of three European projects

Scientific Productivity

Advising PhD and MSc. Students who are already graduated

Jointly with Professor Avi Hofstein

  • Tami Levy Nahum (PhD): Models and modeling in high school chemistry: Researching the teaching and learning of the concept "bonding and structure of molecules"
  • Dorit Taitelbaum (PhD): Continuous professional development (CPD) of high school chemistry teachers
  • Maria Tenenbaum (MSc): Evaluation of the implementation of the chemistry in 10th grade classes in Israel (Chemistry in the Tunnel of Time)
  • Iyad Dkeidek (PhD): Inquiry in the chemistry laboratory: The case of Palestinian population
  • Daphna Mandler (PhD): Environmental chemistry
  • Dvora Katchevitch (PhD): Argumentation in the chemistry laboratory

Jointly with Professor David Fortus

  • Malka Yayon (PhD): How do High School Students Develop a Chemical Bonding Model? A Conceptual and Modeling Framework for understanding Chemical Bonding

Jointly with Dr. Yael Shwartz

  • Emanuel Eidin (MSc): Enhancing the NOS understanding and the critical thinking through conflict teaching

National Grants

National Grants
2015 (September) Trump Grant for a three years programs towards professional development of teachers in the framework of "Community of Practice"
2014 (September) TEVA (an Israeli pharmaceutical company) three years grant for Preparing biology teachers to become chemistry teachers.
2001-present "National Center for Chemistry Teachers", a grant provided bythe Ministry of Education, to develop: (1) leadership among chemistry teachers, (2) pedagogical approaches and teaching strategies for high school chemistry, (3) experts for implementation of internet in high school chemistry, and (4) teacher-leaders to support the implementation of chemistry programs and curricula.
2008 (April)-present Curriculum development and translation of Hebrew high school chemistry books into Arabic, jointly with Professor Avi Hofstein - a grant provided by the Ministry of Education.
2003-2008 "Science for All", jointly with Professor Avi Hofstein, a grant provided by the Ministry of Education to develop leadership among science teachers, who will disseminate the "Science for All" program.

National and International Collaborations

National and International Collaborations
1999-present

Continuous collaboration with the Weizmann Institute's scientists (especially in the chemistry and physics domain), in the framework of: (1) Professional development courses and workshops (who lectured and all over the country), (2) teachers' and students' projects, and (2) as scientific advisors to the development of curriculum materials and books in which I was involved.

1999-2005

Collaboration with: Professor Joe Krajcik, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

2000-present

Continuous collaboration with: Professor Hasan Dweik, al-Quds university; Dr. Muhamad Hugerat, Arab College in Haifa; Professor Hasan Dweik, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem; Professor Sibel Erduran, University of Bristol, England; Professor Ingo Eilks, University of Bremen, Germany; Professor Marika Kapanadze, Ilia State University, Georgia; Professor Miia Rannikmae, Tartu University, Estonia; Professor Judy Dori, Department of Science, Mathematics, and Technology, The Technion, Israel.

1999 -2005

Coordination of the development, implementation and evaluation of a new curriculum “How do I Design a Cellular Phone that is Safer to Use?” This curriculum was developed at the School of Education at the University of Michigan, and is implemented both in USA and in Israel. During 2000-2005, I used to spend one month in Ann Arbor with the team at the University of Michigan.

2002 (February) - Present Involvement in a project of a Professional Development Workshop of Science Teachers – collaboration between Kings College in England, and the department of science teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
2003 (September)

Involvement in the preparation of proposal for EU (submitted To the European 6th Framework) on: Research into Raising Public Awareness within Science and Technology Education – The Effectiveness of Using un Educationally Driven, Society First, Learning Approach. The consortium consists of the following Institutions: University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia; IPN, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany; University of Warwick, Coventry, UK; Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden; University of Vallilodid, Spain; University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus; Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; the Weizamnn Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

2003 – 2005

Coordination of a two year's workshop for science leader teachers (in the framework of "Science for All"), jointly with the Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics in the Technion.

2006 (October) - 2009

One of the coordinating persons (PIs) from the Department of Science Teaching in the EU project (Six Framework Program – FP6): Science and Society Priority: Science education and careers 2006 (Popularity, Relevance and Scientific Literacy - PARSEL). The consortium consists of the following Institutions: University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia; IPN, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany; University of Lisbon. Portugal; Lund University, Sweden; University of Southern Denmark, Odense; Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany; University of Ioannina, Greece; ICASE; the Weizamnn Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. In the framework of the project, I attended seven meetings with the consortium partners in: Lisbon (10/2006); Rehovot -Weizmann Institute of Science (May, 2007); Lund (August, 2007); Athens (January, 2008); Tartu (June, 2008); Odense (December, 2008); Berlin (March, 2009).

2008 (June-December)

Involvement in the preparation of two proposals to the EU, in the Seventh Framework - FP7: Science in Society (Each of the proposals involves 24 countries):

  1. Better European Science Teaching: Promoting Reflective, Analytical, Context based - teaching stressing Inquiry and Collaboration within Europe (BEST PRACTICE).
  2. NETTS: Networking in European Science Teacher Training: Use of the Inquiry approach based on findings of “Nature of Science” (NOS).
2009-2012 Involvement in "Enabling Science Learning in High schools in Rural Tanzania (ENSCIENCE)" project, initiated by scientists from EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, and the University of Dodoma in Tanzania. It was a research, development, and implementation project which was conducted during 2011-2012, which was launched due to shortage of chemists and engineers in Tanzania. The project consisted of two phases: (1) Preparation of teaching and learning materials for students in the form of ‘Integrated science modules’ (ISMs), and (2) development of a coaching program in order to support the science teachers with the implementation of the new curriculum. Rachel was involved in both phases: I spent one month at EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, in which I worked with four students from Dodoma University in Tanzania in developing a new chemistry curriculum. I continued working with these four students at the Weizmann Institute of Science, and elaborated on the curriculum. In order to support the teachers during their work, I went to Tanzania, and attended a coaching workshop of teachers which was conducted in October 2012 for one week in Kisimiri, a rural boarding school. 20 chemistry teachers from rural schools attended the workshop, which was conducted by two of the students from Dodoma University (students who were involved in the development of the chemistry curriculum).
2010 (June) - 2014

One of the coordinating persons (PIs) from the Department of Science Teaching in a EU project, which was accepted in the framework of the 7th EU program – FP7: Professional Reflection Oriented Focus on Inquiry-based Learning and Education through Science (PROFILES). The consortium consisted of the following leading Institutions: University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia; Free University, Berlin, Germany; University of Klagenfurt, Austria; the Weizmann Institute, Israel. Other 16 institutions participate in this project.

2013 (April) –2016 (April) One of the coordinating persons (PIs) and project leader from the Department of Science Teaching in a EU project, which was accepted in the framework of the 7th EU program – FP7: Teaching Enquiry with Mysteries Incorporated (TEMI). The consortium consists of 13 institutions and will last until February 2017. Queen Mary University in Europe is the coordinator of the whole project.
2017 (January)-present External evaluator of Action Research to Innovative Science Teaching (ARTIST) , a EU project in the framework of ERASMUS+.

National and International Recognition

Professional Awards and Fellowships

Professional Awards and Fellowships
2006

Maxine Singer Prize for outstanding staff scientists at the Weizmann Institute  (for professional development of teachers in chemistry in whole Israel).

1999

Award for excellent dissertation, The Schnitzer Foundation for Research on the Israel Economy and Society, Bar-Ilan University.

1985 Headmaster Award, Municipal High School, Jaffa (focusing on my work between 1970 and 1996 with disabled students in this area, who face in a low socio-economic situation).
1984

Bar-Ner Award,  Department of Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (for professional development of chemistry teachers in Israel).

International and National Organizing / Advisory / Scientific Committees

International and National Organizing / Advisory / Scientific Committees
2016 (December)

Organizer of the conference "Mediterranean Sea Connects us: Multiple Dimensions in Science Education".

2014 (July)-present Organizer of the ICCE 2016 conference in Malaysia, and the ICCE 2018 conference in Sidney, Australia.
2013-present

Executive board member of the iSER world conference:

October 29th - November 2nd, in Cappadocia, Turkey.

2008-2010 (August)

World Conference STE 2010, Tartu, Estonia.

2008-2010 (August)

ICCE (International Conference on Chemical Education) 2010 in Taiwan.

2006 (June)

Joint North American – European and South American Symposium: Science and Technology in the 21st century.

2002 (February) - present

England – Israel Workshop on Professional Development of Science Teachers (Gatsby Foundation). Ein-Gedi, Israel (2002), London, England (February, 2003).

2000 (October)

2000 Ayala Annual Meeting, Research in Education and its Implementation in a Changing World. School of Education, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

2000 (October) French-Israeli Workshop on Distance Learning via Next Generation Internet. Diaspora Museum, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
2000 (October) North-Carolina – Israel Workshop on Professional Development of Science Teachers. Collowee, NC, USA.

Additional international collaborations

Additional international collaborations
2013 (June)

I was one of nine women who participated at an exhibit called

Citizenships and Human Rights, which was created for the Museum of the Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean Sea, which was inaugurated in June 2013 in Marseille – the city named the European Capital of Culture for 2013.  France’s President, François Hollande, attended the museum’s opening. The exhibit featured nine women, from different walks of life and nationalities, who have made significant contributions to society. In the film, I talked about the importance of science education, which spans borders and cultures, and advances humankind as a whole.

http://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/women-activists-citizens-of-the-mediterranean#.UoikXflmhcY

Talks and workshops at International Meetings

  1. Invited Talks
Invited Talks
1993 (March)

A Visit to an Industrial Plant – A Teachers’ Guide. A Binational Meeting on Industrial Chemistry in Education Holland-Israel, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

1995 (January)

History and Chemistry. Seminar at the Department of Science Teaching, Hofstra University, USA.

1995 (January)

“Science: An-Ever Developing Entity”. The Israeli Chemical Society Conference. The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

1996 (November)

Active Involvement of Teachers in the Development of Learning Materials. Seminar at the Department of Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

1997 (March)

Science and Technology for All. Seminar at the Department of Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

1997 (May)

Science and Humanity. Seminar at the Department of Science and Mathematics Education, School of Education, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1997 (July)

The Language of Chemistry. Chem Ed Conference 97 - Putting the Elements Together. Department of Chemistry, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

1998 (May) "Science: An Ever-Developing Entity", a new MODULE in the framework of "Science and Technology for All". Seminar at the School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
1998 (October)

Internationalization of Education and Research in the Univresity: Seminar at the Department of Chemistry, University of Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

1999 (January) Alternative Teaching and Evaluation Methods for the High School Science Curriculum. The International Workshop on Science Teachers Education toward the New Millenium. Technion - Israel Institute of Education in Technology and Science, Haifa, Israel
1999 (February)

Developments in the High School Science Curriculum in Israel. Seminar at the School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

1999 (March) Alternative Teaching and Evaluation Methods for the High School Science Curriculum. Seminar at the School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
1999 (March)

“Science: An Ever-Developing Entity” - Implementation and Assessment. Seminar at the American Chemical Heritage, Philadelphia, USA.

1999 (April)

“Science: An Ever -Developing Entity” - Implementation and Assessment, Seminar at the School of Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

1999 (December)

Developments in the High School Science Curriculum in Israel, Seminar at the School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

2000 (February)

The Dialogue Between Research on Chemistry Education and Teaching in Class. The Israeli Chemical Society Conference, Tel-Aviv University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

2000 (October)

New Trends in Chemistry Education: Alternative Assessment – From Theory to Practice. 2000 Ayala Annual Meeting, Research in Education and its Implementation in a Changing World. School of Education, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

2001 (March) Inquiry Laboratories in Israel. ICASE Symposium on Inquiry. 2001 NARST Annual Meeting, Liberating Minds Through Disciplined Inquiry; Liberating Inquiry Through Disciplined Minds. St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
2001 (April) Development and Implementation of “Science and Technology for All” in Israel. IOSTE (International Organization on Science and Technology Education). Paralimni, Cyprus.
2001 (May) Action Research. North-Carolina – Israel Workshop on Professional Development of Science Teachers. Collowee, NC, USA.
2001 (October)

Models of Professional Development of Teachers in Israel. Seminar at the School of Education, School of Education, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, USA.

2001 (November) The Dialogue between Research on Chemistry Education and Teaching in Class. Seminar at the School of Education, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
2002 (February)

One week workshop on science education and creativity in South Korea. Department of Gifted Education, Korean Educational Development Institute, Seoul, Korea.

2002 (October)

How Can I Design a Cellular Phone that is Safer to Use? International Science Education Symposium on Context Based Science Curriculum. Kiel, Germany.

2003 (October)

Key note lecture: Action research. The Tenth Asian Chemical Congress (ACC-10). Hanoi, Vietnam .

2004 (January)

The Dialogue Between Research on Chemistry Education and Teaching in Class. The 69 Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society. Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2004 (April)

Models of Professional Development of Teachers in Israel. Conference on Chemical Education for National Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka

2004 (May) Teachers Research their Students' Understanding of Electrical Conductivity. The Brazilian Chemical Society, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
2004 (June)

Professional Development of Teachers through Action Research. 17th Symposium on Chemical Education. University of Dortmund, Germany.

2004 (October) Alternative Assessment Methods. 5th Cuban Chemical Congress on Chemical Education. Havana, Cuba.
2005 (October) The dialogue between Research on Chemistry Teaching and Field Work. LEAP Project, Department of Physics, University of California Santa Barbara. 
2005 (December)

Visualization in Chemistry for the Major and the Non-Science Major (a symposium). 2005 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem). Honolulu, Hawaii.

2006 (February) Standards in Science Education. 3rd International Science Education Symposium. Kiel, Germany.
2006 (June) Reasons for not choosing to major in chemistry. North American European and South American Symposium on Science and Technology Education. Nicosia, Cyprus (31.5.06-4.6.06).
2006 (June) A Model of Professional Development of Chemistry Teachers: Towards Research-based Science Teacher Education. 18th Symposium on Chemical Education, University of Bremen, Germany.
2007 (March)

A two days' workshop on Inquiry-based experiments. University of Tartu, Estonia.

2008 (May)

Evidence-based Continuous Professional Development (CPD) of chemistry teachers  in an inquiry laboratory. 19th Symposium on Chemical and Science Education University of Dortmund, Germany.

2008 (June)

Action Research Case Studies. Symposium on Chemical Education. University of Koln, Germany.

2009 (February)

One week workshop on Inquiry-based laboratory at the National Institute of Education in Singapore.

2010 (May)

Providing chemistry teachers with contemporary scientific activities: A three-stage model. 20th Symposium on Chemistry and Science Education: Contemporary Science Education - Implications from Science Education Research for Orientation, Strategies and Assessment. University of Bremen, Germany.

2010 (June)

Evaluation of the PARSEL project. World conference STE 2010.  Tartu, Estonia.

2010 (June)

What do chemistry teachers learn from the research on the inquiry chemistry laboratory? World conference STE 2010. Tartu, Estonia.

2010 (July)

Plenary lecture: Teaching Inquiry-based Issues with a Historical Approach: Enhancing Scientific Literacy. 10th European conference on research in chemical education  (ECRICE). Krakow, Poland.

2010 (November)

The Bonding concept: Twenty years of misconceptions of chemistry high school students. International Science Educaion Symposium on Particulate and Structural Concepts of Matter. Athens, Greece.

2010 (December)

Enhancing the scientific knowledge of high school chemistry teachers. International Chemical Congress, Pacifichem 2010 Congress. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

2011 (August) How to encourage high school chemistry students to ask more and better questions? 43rd IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, Puerto Rico,
2011 (October) Four days' workshop on themplementation of a new curriculum  in Tanzania, Kisimiri, Tanzania.
2011 (November) Action Research in Science Education and Education for Sustainable Development – Examples of the work with student teachers, teachers and teacher educators, “BRINGING A DIFFERENT WORLD INTO EXISTENCE”, Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) Conference 2011, Vienna, Austria.
2011 (December) Argumentation in the Chemistry Laboratory, Frontiers of Science: Research and Education in the Middle East, MALTA V, Paris, France.
2012 (May) Issues of Heterogeneity and Cultural Diversity in Science Education, Dortmund.
2012 (October)

A workshop aimed at preparing teachers to the implementation of a new chemistry curriculum. Arusha and Kisimiri, Tamzania.

http://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/the-chemistry-teachers-of-kilimanjaro#.VQp_KI6Ud8E

2013 (March)

Two days' workshop on models of professional development at the University of Vienna, Austria.

2013 (June) One day workshop on inquiry at the University of Lisbon, Portugal.
2013 (October) Two days' workshop on inquiry at Ilia University, Tibilsi, Georgia.
2013 (November)

The relationship between the degree of complexity of  inquiry-type experiments and the development of argumentation,  Frontiers of Science: Research and Education in the Middle East, MALTA VI, Malta.

2014 (April)

Models of professional development (Plenary lecture). Current trends in science and technology education, Fethiye, Turkey, 24.4-27.4.

2014 (June)

A reform in Science Education in Tanzania, Science Education Research and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) 22nd Symposium on Chemical and Science Education, University of Bremen, Germany.

2014 (July)

An inquiry approach to teaching chemistry as reflected in TEMI (Key note lecture), European Conference on Research in Chemistry Education - ECRICE 2014 (New Trends in Research-based Chemistry Education), University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

2015 (April)

Teachers' reflective practice as a tool for following the development of their sense of ownership during a CPD workshop, in the framework of PROFILES final symposium, IOSTE 2015, Istanbul, Turkey.

2015 (June)

Discussion leader of the first session (Physical and Conceptual Threats to Our Students' Chemistry Learning) at Gordon conference (Chemistry Education Research and Practice), at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine.

2015 (July)

Teachers' reflective practice as a tool for following the development of their sense of ownership during a CPD workshop, 6th Eurovariety in Chemistry Education 2015, Tartu, Estonia.

2015 (November)

Learning about Sustainable Development in Socio-scientific Issues-based Chemistry Lessons on Bio-plastics.  Frontiers of Science: Research and Education in the Middle East (Malta VII). Rabat, Morocco.

2015 (November) Misconceptions and alternative frameworks regarding bonding and structure (a key note lecture). ACRICE 2015, 2nd African conference on Research in Chemical Education, University of Venda, South Africa.
2016 (May)

Science Education Research and Practical Work, 23rd Symposium on Chemical and Science Education, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany.

2016 (August)

Models of Professional Development, ICCE, Malaysia (Plenary talk).

2016 (September)

Learning science through contemporary research versus using a  historical approach, ECRICE, Barcelona, Spain (Plenary talk).

2016 (December)

Issues in Science Education, Mediterranean Sea Connects us: Multiple Dimensions in Science Education.

2017 (July) Evidence-based professional development, IUPAC 2017 Brazil.

Invited talks by symposium organizers

Invited talks by symposium organizers
2005 (August)

Outcomes of an Inquiry - type Chemistry Project as Reflected in the Progress of Students (a symposium). 11th Biennial EARLI Conference (European Association for Learning and Instruction). Nicosia, Cyprus.

2005 (August)

Enhancing the Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Teachers by Using an Inquiry Approach in the Chemistry Laboratory (a symposium). 5th ESERA Conference (European Science Education Research Association), Barcelona, Spain.

2005 (August) Outcomes of a CPD Program as Reflected in the Progress of Teachers and Students (a symposium). 5th ESERA Conference (European Science Education Research Association), Barcelona, Spain.
2005 (August)

School-based Professional Development using Action Research  Strategies (a symposium). 5th ESERA Conference (European Science Education Research Association), Barcelona, Spain.

2015 (September)

Different types of Action Research to promote Chemistry teachers' professional development - a joined theoretical reflection on two cases from Israel and Germany. ESERA 2015. Helsinki, Finland.

Invitations to organize symposia

Invitations to organize symposia
2011 (September) Organizer of a symposium on environmental issues, European Science Education Research Association Conference 2011 (ESERA), Lyon, France.
2012(April)

Organizer of a symposium on science education at the 12th Eurasia, Conference on Chemical Sciences, Corfu.

2012 (July)

Organizer of two symposia at ICCE 2012 at Rome: (1) In-service professional development of teachers, and (2) Chemical bonding.

2014 (July) Organizer of a symposium on "Varying the chemistry classroom environment using an interdisciplinary teaching approach" at ICCE 2014, Toronto, 
  1. Contributed Papers to Conferences

Mamlok, R. (1994). Diversity of Teaching Strategies in the Chemistry Classroom. The 13th ICCE – International Conference on Chemical Education. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ben-Zvi, R., Mamlok, R. & Silberstein, J. (1996). Fostering the Understanding of Chemical Equilibrium via A Thermodynamic Model. 14th ICCE International Conference on Chemical Education, 125-132. Brisbane, Australia.

Hofstein, A., Mamlok, R. & Carmeli, M. (1997). Science Teachers as Curriculum Developers.1997 NARST Annual Meeting. Illinois, USA.

Ben-Zvi, R., & Mamlok, R. (1999). “Energy and the Human Being” – A Teaching Unit for non-Science Oriented Students. 1999 NARST Annual Meeting, Looking Forward, Looking Backward: 1999 NARST Backward: Reflections on the Future and Past of Science Education, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Mamlok, R., & Ben-Zvi, R. (1999). Active Involvement of Teachers in the Development of Learning Materials. 1999 NARST Annual Meeting, Looking Forward, Looking Backward: Reflections on the Future and Past of Science Education, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Hofstein, A., & Mamlok, R. (1999). Attain some of the content Standards by Using an Interdisciplinary Approach – A Model for the Future Curriculum Development. 1999 NARST Annual Meeting, Looking Forward, Looking Backward: Reflections on the Future and Past of Science Education, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Mamlok, R. & Hofstein, A. (2000). Professional Development of Leading Teachers: Teachers as Curriculum Developers. 2000 NARST Annual Meeting, Connecting Communities of Practice Through Science Education Research. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Mamlok, R., & Ben-Zvi, R. (2000). Is There Any Link Between Curriculum Content and Students’ Understanding of the Concept of Energy? 2000 NARST Annual Meeting, Connecting Communities of Practice Through Science Education Research. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Mamlok, R., Ben-Zvi, R. (2000). The Dialogue Between Research on Chemistry Education and Teaching in Class. The 16th ICCE – International Conference on Chemical Education. Budapest, Hungary.

Mamlok, R., Dershimer, C., Fortus, D., Krajcik, J., & Marx, R. (2001). A Case Study of the Development of a Design-Based Curriculum. 2001 NARST Annual Meeting, Liberating Minds Through Disciplined Inquiry; Liberating Inquiry Through Disciplined Minds. St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Hofstein, A, Mamlok, R., Penick, J.E., Dawkins,K. & Dass, M.P. (2002).

A Symposium on Action Research: Involving Classroom-Related Studies and Professional Development Studies. 2002 NARST Annual Meeting, Policy, Research, Practice: Creating A Voice For The Profession. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Mamlok, R., Dershimer, C., Fortus, D., Krajcik, J., & Marx, R. (2002). Adapting Innovate Curriculum to Local Needs – An International Perspective. 2002 NARST Annual Meeting, Policy, Research, Practice: Creating A Voice For The Profession. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Dershimer, C., Fortus, D., Krajcik, J., Marx, R., & Mamlok, R. (2002). An Examination of the discourse patterns used in a Design-Based Science classroom. 2002 NARST Annual Meeting, Policy, Research, Practice: Creating A Voice For The Profession. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Fortus, D., Dershimer, C., Krajcik, J., Marx, R., & Mamlok, R. (2002). Design‑Based Science and Student Learning. 2002 NARST Annual Meeting, Policy, Research,  Practice: Creating A Voice For The Profession. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Mamlok-Naaman, R. (2003). How Can I design a Cellular Telephone that is Safer to Use? A symposium on Context Based Science Curricula: Theory, Design, Implementation, Evaluation (Nentwig, P. organizer). 2003 NARST Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, USA.

Fortus, D., Dershimer, C., Krajcik, J., Marx, R., & Mamlok-Naaman, R. (2003). Design-Based Science and the Transfer of Scientific Knowledge and 'Designerly' Skills. 2003 AERA Meeting, Chicago, USA.

Mamlok–Naaman, R., Navon, O., Carmeli, R. & Hofstein, A. (2003). Teachers Research their Students' Understanding of Electrical Conductivity. 4th ESERA Conference (European Science Education Research Association), Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.

Mamlok–Naaman, R., & Hofstein, A. (2004). Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Inquiry: International Perspectives (Symposium). 2004 NARST Annual  Meeting, Excellence in Science Teaching for All. Vancouver, Canada.

Mamlok–Naaman, R., Navon, O., Carmeli, R. & Hofstein, A. (2004). Asking Questions as Learning Skills. The 18th ICCE – International Conference on Chemical Education. Istanbul, Turkey.

Mamlok-Naaman, R., & Erduran, S. (2004). Transforming the Chemistry Curriculum through History and Philosophy of Chemistry. The 18th ICCE – International Conference on Chemical Education. Istanbul, Turkey.

Levi Nahum, T., Hofstein, A., Mamlok-Naaman, R., & Bar-Dov, Z. (2005). Can final examinations amplify students' misconceptions? 5th ESERA Conference (European Science Education Research Association), Barcelona, Spain.

Erduran, S., Aduriz-Bravo, A., & Mamlok-Naaman, R. (2005). Developing Epistemologically Empowered Teachers: Examining the Role of Philosophy of Chemistry in Teacher Education. International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Conference, Leeds, England.

Bagno, E., Berger, H., Bailer, L., Eylon, B., Hofstein, A., Mamlok–Naaman, R., Taitelbaum, D., & Scherz, Z. (alphabetical order)(2006). Evidence-Based Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programmes in Six Science Domains. 79th NARST International Conference 2006, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Levi Nahum, T., Mamlok-Naaman, R., Krajcik, J., & Hofstein, A. (2006). Developing a New Teaching Approach for the Chemical Bonding Concept Aligned with Current Scientific and Pedagogical Knowledge. 79th NARST International Conference 2006, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Mamlok-Naaman, R. & Hofstein, A. (2007). Three models of professional development. 2007 NARST Annual Meeting, Restructuring Science Education Through Research, New Orleans, USA.

Mamlok-Naaman, R., & Hofstein, A. (2008). Reforms in Science Education in Israel. 2008 NARST Annual Meeting, Impact of Science Education Research on Public Policy, Baltimore, USA.

Graeber, W. K., Bolte, C., Holbrook, J., Hofstein, A., Mamlok-Naaman, R., Lindner, M., Nielsen, J. A. & Michelsen, C. (2008). Popularity and Relevance of Science Education and Scientific Literacy -The PARSEL Project in Europe. 2008 NARST Annual Meeting, Impact of Science Education Research on Public Policy, Baltimore, USA.

Hofstein, A., Mamlok-Naaman, R., Blonder, R, & Kipnis, M. (2008). Modules developed by the partners of PARSEL (2008). 2008 NARST Annual Meeting, Impact of Science Education Research on Public Policy, Baltimore, USA.

Levy Nahum, T., Mamlok-Naaman, R., & Hofstein, A. (2008). Diagnostic Research, Development and Implementation of a New Approach to the Teaching of Chemical Bonding. 2008 NARST Annual Meeting, Impact of Science Education Research on Public Policy, Baltimore, USA.

Alexis Nielsen, J., Lindner, M., Bolte, C., Galvão, C., Gräber, W., Holbrook, J., Mamlook-Naaman, R., Michelsen, C., Rannikmae, M., Rocha dos Reis, P., Szybek P., & Tsarpalis, G. (2008). Popularity and Relevance of Science Education and Scientific Literacy - The PARSEL Project in Europe. 9th Nordic Research Symposium on Science Education, Reykjavik, Iceland

Blonder, B., Hofstein, A., & Mamlok-Naaman, R. (2008). Teaching chemistry and science as relevant and popular for students in 8 European nations in the PARSEL project. 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Mamlok-Naaman, R. (April, 2009). Promoting Professional Identity Development Through Science Teacher Action Research. Annual International Conference
Grand Challenges and Great Opportunities in Science Education,
Garden Grove, USA.

Mamlok-Naaman, R. (April, 2009). (Presenter and Symposium organizer). Development, Implementation and Assessment of Popular and Relevant Science Modules: The PARSEL Project. Annual International Conference Grand Challenges and Great Opportunities in Science Education, Garden Grove, USA.

Mamlok-Naaman, R. (April, 2009). (Presenter and Symposium organizer). Teaching and Assessing Nature of Science. Annual International Conference Grand Challenges and Great Opportunities in Science Education, Garden Grove, USA.

Katchevich, D., Mamlok-Naaman, R., & Hofstein, A. (April, 2010). Argumentation in the Chemistry Laboratory: Inquiry and Confirmatory Experiments. 2010 NARST Annual International Conference, Research into Practice: Practice Informing Research, Philadelphia, USA.

Hofstein, A., Kipnis, M., & Mamlok-Naaman, R. (April, 2010). Twelve years of Inquiry-type laboratories. 2010 NARST Annual International Conference, Research into Practice: Practice Informing Research, Philadelphia, USA.

Mamlok-Naaman, R. & Hofstein, A. (June, 2010). What do chemistry teachers learn from the research on the inquiry chemistry laboratory? World conference STE 2010. Tartu, Estonia.

Mamlok-Naaman, R., Hofstein, A., & Blonder, R. (August, 2010). A Three-stage Model for enhancing the PCK of chemistry teachers. International Conference on Chemistry Education (ICCE) 2010, Taipei, Taiwan.

Mamlok-Naaman, R. (August, 2010). Enhancing the scientific literacy of students by exposing them to a historical approach to science. European Science Education Research Assocoation (ESERA), Istanbul, Turkey.

Mamlok-Naaman, R. (2012, August). Teaching certificate. International Conference on Chemistry Education (ICCE) 2012, Rome, Italy.

Mamlok-Naaman, R., Hofstein, A., & Levy Nahum, T. (August, 2012). The bonding concept. International Conference on Chemistry Education (ICCE) 2012, Rome, Italy.

Mamlok-Naaman, R. (July, 2014). Integrating social aspects in chemistry education (A lecture in the framework of the symposium "Varying the chemistry classroom environment using an interdisciplinary teaching approach". International Conference on Chemistry Education (ICCE) 2014, Toronto, Canada.

Mamlok-Naaman, R. (July, 2014). Can we transform simple metals into gold? (A lecture in the framework of the symposium " Chemistry for All Citizens of Planet Earth: Creative Ways of Communicating Chemistry"). International Conference on Chemistry Education (ICCE) 2014, Toronto, Canada.

Mamlok-Naaman, R., Mandler, D., Yayon, M., Blonder, R., & Hofstein, A. (July, 2014). Integrating environmental issues in chemistry education (A lecture in the framework of the symposium "Strategies to Teach and Learn Chemistry through Real-World Contexts"). International Conference on Chemistry Education (ICCE) 2014, Toronto, Canada.

Mamlok-Naaman, R. (October, 2014). Models of life-long learning in science education in the framework of the symposium "Current problems and trends in chemistry", iSER World Conference, Cappadocia, Turkey.

Mamlok-Naaman, R., Katchevich, D., Yayon, M., & Hofstein, A. (April, 2015). NARST Teachers' reflective practice as a tool for following the development of their sense of ownership during a CPD workshop. NARST International Conference 2015 (Becoming Next Generation Science Educators in an Era of Global Science Education Reform), Chicago, Il, USA.

Mamlok-Naaman, R., Peleg, R., Katchevich, D., Yayon, M., & Hofstein, A., and Fortus, D. (September, 2015). Introducing chemistry teachers to mystery inquiry-type skills (a symposium lecture). ESERA 2015, Helsinki, Finland.

Peleg, R., Mamlok-Naaman, R., Katchevich, D., Yayon, M., & Hofstein, A., and Fortus, D. (September, 2015). The mystery of scientific inquiry: Teaching inquiry with mystery stories. ESERA 2015, Helsinki, Finland.

Mamlok, R. (February, 2017). Science: An ever-Developing Entity, ECRICE 2016, Barcelona.

Meetings / Seminars

In the framework of the Eu projects, I attend and attended meetings / seminars, e.g., with consortium partners from different international projects in: Lisbon (10/2006); Rehovot –Weizmann Institute of Science (May, 2007); Lund (August, 2007); Athens (January, 2008); Tartu (June, 2008); Odense (December, 2008); Berlin (March, 2009); Klagenfurt (2011); Porto (2012); London (2013); Lund (2013); Berlin (2014); Paris (2013, 2014, 2015); Prague (2015); Leiden (2016); Bremen (2017).

Citations index: RGP

  1. Publications down loads reported on February 2017: 11315
  2. Citation: 1261
  3. Citations index-RG score: 25.64