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Eckhaus, Eyal; Davidovitch, Nitza – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2018
This pilot study focuses on the impact of academic conferences from a gender-based perspective. What motivates faculty members to attend conferences? Which conferences do they choose? Can differences be found between men and women in their attitude to the effect of the conference and its contribution to their academic work, in light of many…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Conferences (Gatherings), Preferences, Gender Differences
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Khyhniak, Kateryna – International Education Studies, 2018
The article is devoted to the problem of identification of a language personality's traits under conditions of cross-cultural communication. It is shown that effective cross-cultural communication is revised under globalization and increasingly intensive social interactions. The results of the authors' research prove that it is possible to develop…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Intercultural Communication, Personality Traits, Heuristics
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Eckhaus, Eyal – Higher Education Studies, 2018
This study deals with immigrant scientists integrated in academia in Israel. Studies on the subject indicate the contribution of immigrant scientists to research. The current study focuses on the influence of scientists' birth country on selecting destinations for academic conferences, as well as on the influence of one's native language on the…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Scientists
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Eckhaus, Eyal; Davidovitch, Nitza – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study focuses on the evaluation of academic conferences and ways of improving them. The study includes a case study of one university in Israel. Sixty two academic faculty members from varied departments completed a questionnaire, including 61.7% women and 38.3% men. The research participants were asked a single open question: "What do…
Descriptors: Criticism, Conferences (Gatherings), Age Differences, College Faculty
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Yavich, Roman; Druckman, Eran – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
This paper focuses on students' reading habits--whether traditional reading habits (print books) or modern reading habits (using a computer screen). We review the changes in students' reading habits over time, as part of other global changes, and explore whether corresponding digital pedagogies have evolved to address these changes. We examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Printed Materials, Nonprint Media
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Shiller, Zvi – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
This article presents a case study that illustrates the paradigmatic shift in higher education from content-centered teaching to learning-centered academic programs. This pragmatic change, triggered by the STEM movement, calls for the introduction of success measures in the course development process. The course described in this paper illustrates…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Yavich, Roman; Keller, Nelly – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2014
In the process of experiential learning, students acquire skills and values as the consequence of a direct experience. Experiential learning draws on senses, emotions, and cognition and appeals to learners' entire being. Such learning, by nature, enables the development of a variety of capabilities, such as planning, teamwork, coping with…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Lesson Plans, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development
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Davidovitch, Nitza – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
The article shall focus on the design of academic courses from a learning-centered approach, with an emphasis on the formulation of learning outcomes. Planning a course from a learning-centered approach helps create a dialogue between the academic faculty and students and creates congruence between learning outcomes (course goals) and instruction…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Teaching Skills, Instructional Design, Teacher Student Relationship
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Byalsky, Michael; Soen, Dan; Sinuani-Stern, Zilla – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2013
One of the main reasons for acquiring a Bachelor's Degree is the perception of higher education as a means of improving graduates' financial status. In light of the increased accessibility of higher education, a growing number of students hope to use their studies as a financial springboard. In the current study we sought to examine this…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Academic Degrees, Case Studies, Income
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Lobovam Elena; Pryamikova, Elena; Semenova, Tatiana; Pechenkina, Tatiana; Yachmeneva, Maria – World Journal of Education, 2013
This paper reviews the recent turn toward a capitalist approach to higher education with specific reference to the social, demographic, and legislative changes, including growing academic capitalism, which led to a transformation in Israel's higher education system. In an empirical comparative case study of students from Israel and Russia, this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Soen, Dan; Sinuani-Stern, Zila – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
This case study is the first to track the method used by an Israeli institution of higher education to assess and reward faculty members using a set of performance measures ("Excellence criteria"). The study profiles faculty members who received financial rewards for excellence during 2005-2007, based on the previous year's activities,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Case Studies, Faculty Evaluation