Group Members

Prof. Anat Yarden

Prof. Anat Yarden

Principal Investigator
Sidney Musher Building for Science Teaching

Galia Zer Kavod

PhD, 2011-2017
Incumbent of the 2013 Otto Schwartz’s Fellowship for Outstanding Students.

Eran Zafrani

MSc, 2016
High school students' engagement in a school-based socioscientific project: Development of identity in practice.

Inbal Flash-Gvili

Post-Doctoral Fellow 2014-2016

Lena Korman

PhD 2016
Designing a Systems Thinking Hierarchical model for Biology Education (STH-BE) and implementing it in the teaching and learning of the human transport system in junior high school. Currently at the Trump Foundation.

Tom Bielik

PhD 2015
Characterizing the Teaching and Learning of Inquiry in the Bio-Tech Program for High School Biotechnology Majors. Currently a Postdoctoral fellow at Michigan State University.

Ronit Rozenszajn

Post-doctoral Fellow 2013-2014.
Currently the director of the National Centre for High-School Biology and Environmental Sciences Teachers, Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science.

Ronit Rozenszajn

PhD 2013
Exposing explicit and implicit dimensions of biology teachers' professional knowledge in the course of a long-term professional development program. (Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Students).

Yossy Machluf

Post-Doctoral Fellow 2009-2012
Currently at The National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation (RAMA), Ministry of Education, Israel.

Hadas Gelbart

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2011
Currently at The National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation (RAMA), Ministry of Education, Israel.

Yael Furman Shaharabani

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2009-2011 
Currently at the Ort Braude College, Karmiel, Israel.

Eilat Hasson

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2008-2010

Michal Stolarsky

PhD 2010
Thesis title: "Learning and teaching molecular genetics in Teacher-Led Outreach Laboratories (TLOL)". Currently at the Davidson Institute of Science Education, Rehovot, Israel. (Incumbent of the Keren Bar-Ner Prize for Outstanding Students).

Hagit Yarden

PhD 2010
Thesis title: "Learning and teaching biotechnological methods using interactive animations". Currently Head of Oranim Pedagogical center for Innovative Educational Technologies, Oranim Academic College of Education, Israel.

Hedda Falk

PhD 2009
Thesis title: "Characterizing and scaffolding the enactment of adapted primary literature based high-school biology curricula"

Rachel Cohen

PhD 2009
Thesis title: "The practical aspects of implementing the living cell topic as a longitudinal axis in junior-high schools". Currently at the Oranim Academic College of Education, Israel.

Hadas Gelbart

PhD 2009
Thesis title: "Bringing authentic research to the biology classroom: The influence of a web-based research simulation in bioinformatics on comprehension of genetics" (Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Students).

Ayelet Baram-Tsabari

PhD 2008
Thesis title: "What do students want to know about science? Using students' questions to identify scientific interests." Currently a Lecturer at the Department of Education in Technology and Science, The Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (Incumbent of the Elchanan E. Bondi Memorial Prize for outstanding PhD students).

Moriah Sharon-Ariely

MSc 2008
Thesis title: "Characterization of the living cell conceptions and aspects of macro-micro thinking of Junior-High school graduates in Israel" (Incumbent of the Dean's Prize for M.Sc. Students).

Dickla Elbaz

MSc 2007
Thesis title: "Different aspects of updated media integration in biology education in Israeli high schools"

Nir Esterman

MSc 2005
Thesis title: "Group meetings of scientific interdisciplinary groups: benefits and challenges to learning"

Pazit Libros

Post-Doctoral Fellow 2003-2005

Ayelet Baram-Tsabari

MSc 2003
Thesis title: "Text genre, prior domain knowledge and subjects' attitudes as factors in scientific literacy enhancement." In the framework of a direct PhD track.

Einat Mizrahi

MSc 2003
Thesis title: "Cellular aspects of the learning topics reproduction and heredity: identification of comprehension difficulties, development of learning materials and their evaluation"

Shlomit Hadad

MSc 2003
Thesis title: "Ninth grade students' difficulties in understanding the gene expression process: characterization and classification using knowledge organization tasks"

Gilat Brill (Post-Doctoral Fellow 1998-2000).