- Dr. Zahava Scherz
- Prof. Bat Sheva Eylon
- Dr. Liora Bialer (PhD)
- Tali Shapiro
- Dr. Ornit Spektor-Levy
Secretariat and Administration:Adi Dagan-Dadush
Learning Skills for Science (LSS) Program has been developed in the department, and has been successfully implemented in Israel, England, Brazil, Singapore and other countries.
The LSS program, developed in the 1990s following research which indicated a lack of scientific competency among secondary school students and graduates, was extended into English during 2005-2012 as a collaborative project with the UK (the Gatsby Science Enhancement Program and the Nuffield Curriculum Centre). The LSS program provides a theoretical framework model and practical instructional materials for integrating high-order learning skills with secondary school science contents, and includes a teacher’s guide, a student booklet and a website with supplementary resources. Research indicates that planned, explicit LSS instruction, combined with ‘learning-oriented assessment’ via performance tasks, results in higher achievements in science assignments than traditional science instruction. Since 2006, The LSS materials have been adapted and distributed in more than 3000 secondary school in the UK. The LSS program is now also being adapted in Singapore and Brazil, and has gained international interest in several other countries (Latvia, Canada, and the USA).