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Kohen, Zehavit; Herscovitz, Orit; Dori, Yehudit Judy – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
Facilitating students' chemical literacy is a focal point of current science education. This study examines views of chemists and chemistry teachers on chemical literacy and, more broadly, on scientific literacy of four kinds of stakeholders: scientists, teachers, STEM students, and the educated public. We explored the views of 347 participants,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Scientific Literacy, Science Teachers, Scientists
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Muller, Orna; Shacham, Miri; Herscovitz, Orit – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
Due to high dropout rates (30%) among first-year students, our college of engineering operates programmes for promoting students' retention and learning. The peer-led team learning (PLTL) programme accompanies Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics introductory courses with a high rate of failures, and incorporates workshops of small…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Engineering Education, Academic Persistence, Peer Teaching
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Gabby, Shwartz; Avargil, Shirly; Herscovitz, Orit; Dori, Yehudit Judy – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
An ongoing process of reforming chemical education in middle and high schools in our country introduced the technology-enhanced learning environment (TELE) to chemistry classes. Teachers are encouraged to integrate technology into pedagogical practices in meaningful ways to promote 21st century skills; however, this effort is often hindered by…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Middle Schools, High Schools, Chemistry
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Pundak, David; Shacham, Miri; Herscovitz, Orit – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2013
Web technology offers lecturers the option of checking students' assignments online. Several systems have evolved to deliver personal assignments to each student in a multi-participant course. These systems provide students with immediate feedback, allowing them to correct erroneous answers and referring them to relevant literary sources that can…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Assignments, Online Courses, Student Attitudes
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Avargil, Shirly; Herscovitz, Orit; Dori, Yehudit Judy – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
For an educational reform to succeed, teachers need to adjust their perceptions to the reform's new curricula and strategies and cope with new content, as well as new teaching and assessment strategies. Developing students' scientific literacy through context-based chemistry and higher order thinking skills was the framework for establishing a new…
Descriptors: Assignments, Research Tools, Chemistry, Coping
Pundak, David; Herscovitz, Orit; Shacham, Miri – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Instruction in higher education has developed significantly over the past two decades, influenced by two trends: promotion of active learning methods and integration of web technology in e-Learning. Many studies found that active teaching improves students' success, involvement and thinking skills. Nevertheless, internationally, most instructors…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Active Learning, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Dori, Yehudit J.; Herscovitz, Orit – International Journal of Science Education, 2005
Reform efforts are often unsuccessful because they failed to understand that teachers play a key role in making educational reforms successful. This paper describes a long-term teacher professional development (PD) program aimed at educating and training teachers to teach interdisciplinary topics using case-based method in science. The research…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Teaching Methods, Science Teachers, Professional Development
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Dori, Yehudit J.; Herscovitz, Orit – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1999
Presents research on the scientific question-posing capabilities of 10th-grade students (n=127) who were studying air quality in a cooperative way using the jigsaw method. Finds that the difference between students at high and low academic levels to the extent of increase in both number and complexity of posed questions was significant. Contains…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Cooperative Learning, Educational Assessment, Environmental Education