- Prof. Anat Yarden
- Dr. Merav Siani
Secretariat and Administration:Shani-Nofar Okavi-Partush
In light of these difficulties, teacher training courses have been conducted, digital teaching materials have been developed, and studies are being conducted on the integration of the teaching materials and the acceptance of evolution by students.
As of 2016, the topic of evolution has been a part of the biology curriculum in high schools and of the science and technology curriculum in junior high schools. Thus, a need arose to investigate whether there are difficulties in teaching and learning of this topic that is considered a controversial topic among various sectors in Israel and worldwide. The study raised theological and pedagogical difficulties in teaching and learning evolution. Following these findings, it was required to start teacher training courses on the topic of evolution and thus enrich the scientific and pedagogical knowledge of the high school biology and the junior high school science and technology teachers.