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Hofstein, Avi; Eilks, Ingo; Bybee, Rodger – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
One common theme underlying recent reports on science education is that the content of school science and its related pedagogical approaches are not aligned with the interests and needs of both society and the majority of the students. Most students do not find their science classes interesting and motivating. These claims are especially valid…
Descriptors: Science Programs, Foreign Countries, Science Education, Social Problems
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Hofstein, Avi; Kesner, Miri – International Journal of Science Education, 2006
In this paper, we present the development and implementation over the period of more than 15 years of learning materials focusing on industrial chemistry as the main theme. The work was conducted in the Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. The project's general goal was to teach chemistry concepts in the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Manufacturing Industry, Science Education, Science Teachers
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Tal, Revital; Bamberger, Yael; Morag, Orly – Science Education, 2005
Museums are favorite and respected resources for learning worldwide. In Israel, there are two relatively large science centers and a number of small natural history museums that are visited by thousands of students. Unlike other countries, studying museum visits in Israel only emerges in the last few years. The study focused on the roles and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes, Field Trips
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Zion, M.; Slezak, M.; Shapira, D.; Link, E.; Bashan, N.; Brumer, M.; Orian, T.; Nussinowitz, R.; Court, D.; Agrest, B.; Mendelovici, R.; Valanides, N. – Science Education, 2004
In the new biology-learning curriculum for Israeli high schools, known as Biomind, students experience "open-inquiry." This paper describes a qualitative action research project that was performed in order to investigate the characteristics of the open inquiry learning process. Specifically, the research investigates this process in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Action Research, Research Methodology, Biology
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Erez, Ronny – Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 2001
The Israel Arts and Science Academy for gifted secondary students is described. The goal of the academy is to graduate learners who will apply their gifts to the betterment of the human condition. The Greek ideal of the unity of truth, beauty, and goodness serves as the central curricular force. (Contains three references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Design, Ethical Instruction, Ethics
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Barak, Moshe; Raz, Eli – Science Education, 2000
Describes the development of a project-based unit on hot-air balloons used with Israeli junior high school students. Concludes that students in the program gained experience with high-level scientific principles and technological processes, the project allows for a learning environment of cooperation and teamwork, and collaboration between…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Integrated Activities, Problem Based Learning
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Ben-Chaim, David; Ron, Salit; Zoller, Uri – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2000
Describes a study that used the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) to assess the disposition of Israeli eleventh-grade students toward critical thinking according to school type affiliate, scientific level, and gender. Argues for establishing a baseline reference for critical thinking disposition of high school students and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Critical Thinking, Foreign Countries, High School Students
Burg, Blanka – 1989
The pamphlet presents the policy of Israel's Ministry of Education and Culture for education of gifted children and science-oriented youth, and highlights the range of programs available for these students. The administrative structure of the Ministry's Department for Gifted Children and Science Oriented Youth is briefly introduced, and the…
Descriptors: College Programs, College School Cooperation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Zohar, Anat; Tamir, Pinchas – 1991
This study describes the rationale and activities developed and tested by a project in Israel entitled Biology Critical Thinking (BCT). The BCT project aims at developing a pool of activities that can be incorporated within the regular course of study without investing too much extra time. The purposes of the study are: (1) to present the…
Descriptors: Biology, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
Sabar, Naama – 1983
This study investigated the implementation of a 7th grade biology curriculum ("Animal and its Environment") in Israel. The curriculum has seven parts, each one with a dictated sequence including well-defined objectives, suitable activities, and assigned materials, with little degree of freedom for the teacher. A primary concern for the…
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
Mioduser, David; And Others – 1985
This paper discusses the concept of information literacy as the main framework within which the concept of computer literacy may be defined, describes in detail the design of a complete curriculum in information literacy intended for all students in elementary and junior high schools, and provides an example of this design with a specific learning…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Literacy, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Trumper, Ricardo – British Educational Research Journal, 1995
Presents four categories of motivational characteristics for science students: achievement, curiosity, conscientiousness, and sociability. Asserts that most students exhibit one or more of these traits. Discusses changing correlations among characteristics, gender, and grade level. (MJP)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Curiosity, Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation
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Ronen, Micky; Ganiel, Uri – Physics Education, 1984
Describes the general features of a new, optional learning unit that was developed and implemented in Israel high schools. The unit, which focuses on physics in medical diagnosis, deals with real practical problems and does not replace traditional physics. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, High Schools, Medical Evaluation, Medical Services
David, Chen; Rafi, Nachmias – Technological Horizons in Education, 1984
Because of the rapid introduction of computers into the Israeli education system, teachers resent the new technology or are unrealistically enthusiastic. Therefore, a split curriculum which enables teachers to follow a more logical path of adoption was developed. A brief description of the syllabus used (including course goals) is described. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education
Kaplan, Eran – Gifted Education International, 1995
This article gives examples of science teaching for gifted students from the Young Persons' Institute for the Promotion of Art and Science in Tel Aviv (Israel). Emphasis is on fostering curiosity and experimentation. Examples are offered in teaching about the weather, water, and light and color. A model experiment to teach electricity principles…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Science Curriculum
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