Curriculum Vitae  &  List of Publications

 

 

Dr. Nira Krumholtz

Date and Place of birth:  24.10.1949,  Haifa, Israel

           

 

Abridged Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Academic Degrees

BSc    Mathematics and Physics Education, Technion, Haifa Israel 1971

MSc    Science Education, Technion, Haifa Israel. 1982          

D.Sc.   Computer Science Education, Technion, Haifa Israel. 1987

 

Academic Appointments

1979 - 1983   Teaching Assistant, Department of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa.

1984 - 1986   Research Assistant, Department of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa.

1987 - 1997  Research Fellow, Department of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa.

1997 - to date   Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv.

 

Prizes and Awards

1976 - 1986     Studying Scholarship, Technion, Haifa, Israel.

1980                Award for Excellency in Studying, Miriam and Aaron Gutwirth Fund for the Promotion of Research, Technion, Haifa.

1985                 Award for Excellency in Studying, Miriam and Aaron Gutwirth Fund for the Promotion of Research, Technion, Haifa.

 


 

 

1. Teaching Experience

 

High-School Teaching: 1972-1978 Greenberg High School, Kiryat Tivon.

                                      Teaching Mathematics and Physics.

Pre-service Teachers Training: 1979-1988, Department of Education in Technology & Science, Technion, Haifa. Courses in: Teaching strategies and instructional methods, using Closed Circuit TV.

Teaching Assistant:     1984-1986, Department of Education in Technology & Science, Technion, Haifa.

                                       Courses in: "The graphical programming approach to teaching"; "Logo, Children Mathematics and Computers" (graduate course).

Supervisor in Youth Courses:   1982-1986, at the Technion, Haifa, and Haifa University. Courses in: Logo for Science-oriented youth. 1989 -1993, at the Technion, Haifa, Beit-Rutenberg and Beit-Muller in Haifa

                                    Courses in: Technology Education for Science oriented Youth, using Logo and LEGO-Logo.

Training and Guiding Logo Teachers: 1985 - 1993, The 'Israel Logo Center', Department of Education in Technology & Science, Technion, Haifa.

                                      Intensive Logo courses for Elementary, Secondary and High school teachers, novices and advanced teachers.

Training and Guiding Technology Teachers: 1990 -1993, The 'Israel Logo Center', Department of Education in Technology & Science, Technion, Haifa. 

                                      Courses in: Technology Education according to the new curricula: for Elementary school teachers, using LEGO Technic simulation systems; for Secondary school teachers, using LEGO TC Logo computerized simulation systems.

Teaching High, Junior High & Elementary School Teachers: 1993 to 1997, “IDEA Center”, Department of Education in Technology & Science, Technion, Haifa. 

1997, Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University.

                                      Courses in:Media+” - a constructivist educational approach to teaching of Technology, Science and Culture in computerized learning environment.

 

 
 

 

2. Professional Research Experience

 

1979 - 1983  An evaluation research on effectiveness of a model of High-school staff development. Department of Education in Technology & Science, Technion, Haifa. (A research for master thesis, in Hebrew).

1984 - 1987  A research on Facet Design and Smallest Space Analysis of problem-solving strategies of novice programmers, using Guttman's Facet Theory.  Department of Education in Technology & Science, Technion, Haifa. (A research for doctoral thesis, in Hebrew).

1988 - 1992  A research on Teachers' behaviour in Logo Environments (four case studies).  Sponsored by: Ben-Gurion fund.

1988 - 1992  A research on Logo in the teacher-learning interaction. Sponsored by grants from the Ministry of Education & Culture and the Educational Welfare Project of Haifa district.

1989 - 1992  A research on introducing Technology and Science ideas using LEGO TC-Logo computerized simulation system. Sponsored by The Principle Scientist of the Ministry of Education & Culture; The National Welfare Project and LEGO-Dacta company (in Denmark). (Research report #2, in Hebrew).

1992 - 1993  A research on Technology Education for disadvantaged students with learning difficulties using computerized LEGO-Technic system. Sponsored by: grant from the Welfare Project of Haifa district. (Research report #1, in Hebrew).

1993-1997    A research on implementing “Media+” constructivist educational approach in schools. Invited by the Ministry of Education and Culture, “Mahar98”. (Internal Research reports and Research report #3, in Hebrew).

 

3. Active Participation in International Congresses

 

1.       2nd Int. Conf. on Logo and Mathematics Education (LME 2), London, July, 1986 : "Notes on the Preparation of Logo Teachers".

2.       3rd Int. Conf of Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA3), University of Kassel (FRG), September, 1987: "Modelling and Metaphors: Power and Risks".

3.       3rd Int.  Conf. in Theory of Mathematics Education (TME 3), University of Antwerp, Belgium, July 1988: "Typology of Students' Strategies in Performing Problem Solving Tasks".

4.       2nd Int.  Jerusalem Convention on Education (IJCE 2), Jerusalem, June 1989 : "A Structural Conceptual model for Investigating some Aspects of Problem-Solving ".

5.       4th Int. Conf. for Logo and Mathematics Education (LME 4), Jerusalem, July 1989: "A structural Conceptual Model of Problem-Solving and its Applications to Teaching Computer Science".

 

 

 

 

6.       4th Int. Conf. for Logo and Mathematics Education (LME4), Israel, July 1989. Co-Organizer and Co-chairperson (A workshop) : "From Ideas to Practice - A Method for Analysis of Logo Classroom Interaction".

7.       5th International Conf. for Gender and Science and Technology (GASAT 5), Israel, September 1989 : "The Israel Logo Centre as a Supportive System to Introduce Computer Technology Into Schools".

8.       10th Int.  Conf. on Technology and Education (ICTE 10), Cambridge (Boston), Mas. USA, April 1993 (A workshop) : "TCS -An Environment for Learning Control Theory".

9.     10th Int. Conf. on Technology and Education (ICTE 10), Cambridge (Boston), Mas. USA, April 1993: "PANGEA - An Integrative Model For Learning Ecology via Technology".

10.     10th Int. Conf. on Technology and Education (ICTE 10), Cambridge (Boston), Mas. USA, April, 1993: "The 'Spiral Model' For Evolution of Technology - A Base For Curriculum Development".

11.  The 2nd Jerusalem Int. Science & Technology Education Conf. (JISTEC), Jerusalem, Israel, January 1996: "The Spiral Model of Technology Evolution - A Base For Curriculum Development".

12.  The 8th Int. Conference on Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE 97), Orlando, California, USA, April 1997: “LEGO-Logic: A Computer Learning Environment for Technology Education”.

13.   The 14th Int. Conference on Technology and Education (ICTE 97), Oslo, Norway, August 1997:“ “Media+” – Constructivist Learning of Science”.

14.   The 14th Int. Conference on Technology and Education (ICTE 97), Oslo, Norway, August 1997: “LEGO-Logic: A Science and Technology Micro-World”.

15.   The 14th Int. Conference on Technology and Education (ICTE 97), Oslo, Norway, August 1997: “ “Media+Families” – Fun and Learning with Multimedia”.

16.   The 61 Int. Technology Education Association (ITEA99) Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, March 1999: “TechnoK’NEX – Innovative Learning Environment for Technology Education”.

17.  Int. Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 03), Hong-Kong, December 2003.  The Spiral Evolution of Computerized Learning Environments for Science and Technology ".

 


4.  Symposia, Seminars, Workshops

 

1.    A seminar for Instructors and College Computer Teachers, Jerusalem, February 1986: "Teaching Structured Programming Through Logo". (in Hebrew) Organizer and Chairperson.

2.    A workshop for Teachers' Supervisors, Technion. Haifa, December 1986: "Educational Aspects in Programming". (in Hebrew) Organizer and Chairperson.

3.    A workshop for Logo Teachers, Technion, Haifa, January 1987 : "Recursion and Fractals ". (in Hebrew) Organizer and Chairperson.

 

                                               

4.    A workshop in the 3rd International Conf. on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications, (ICTMA 3), University of Kassel (FRG), September, 1987 : "Methodological Aspects of Applications and Modelling". Israeli Co-Organizer an Co-chairperson.

5.    A seminar at The Institute for the Didactics of Mathematics (IDM), University of Bielefeld (FRG), January, 1988: "Using Guttman's Facet Theory in Empirical Research: Examples for the Process from a Mapping Sentence to Geometric Representation and Related Classifications and Typologies ". Organizer and Chairperson.

6.       A workshop in the 3rd International Conf. in Theory of Mathematics Education (TME 3), University of Antwerp, Belgium, July, 1988 : "Implications of the Conference Theme for Teachers Education", Organizer and Chairperson.

7.    A Bi-lateral German-Israeli Symposium, The Institute for the Didactics of Mathematics (IDM), University of Bielefeld (FRG), November, 1988: "Logo in the Classroom: from Ideas to Implementation and Practice - Logo in the Teaching-Learning Interaction.  German-Israeli Co-operation and Comparative Studies".  Israeli Co-Organizer an Co-chairperson.

8.    A seminar at LEGO-Dacta, the Educational centre of LEGO Company, Billund, Denmark, February, 1990: "The Israeli Logo Centre: A Supportive System to Introduce Computer Education into Schools" and "Educational approach and activities of The Israel Logo Center for Introducing Technology Education into Schools".  Organizer and Co-chairperson.

9.    A workshop at the University of Osnabruck (FRG), February 1990.: "LEGO-Logo a Computerized Simulation System for Teaching Science and Technology".  Organizer and Chairperson.

10.     A workshop in the National Conf. on Computers in Education, Ramat-Gan, Israel, April, 1990: "LEGO-Logo - A Learning environment for Introducing Technology Ideas and Concepts". (in Hebrew) Organizer.

1 1.    A symposium on Applications of Facet Theory in Data Analysis.  University of Essen (FRG), May, 1990: “A Smallest Space Analysis of Graphical Programming Strategies - An Application of Facet Theory in Educational Research” and “A Partial Order Analysis of Novice Programmers - An Application of Facet Theory in Educational Research".  Invited talks.

12.     A workshop in the National Conf. on Computers in Education, Ramat-Gan, Israel, April, 1992: " Computerized Technology Simulation Systems LEGO-TC-Logo Environment for Technology Education in Elementary Schools". (in Hebrew) Organizer.

13.     A workshop in the Int. Summer School on Computer-Based Cognitive Tools For Teaching and Learning. Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, August 1995: "TechnoLogica - A Computerized Learning Environment for Technology Education" based on LEGO Technic systems. Invited workshop.

    14.     A workshop in the Int. Summer School on Technology Education, Slovakia, August 1996: "The Spiral Model of Technology Evolution - A Base for Curriculum Development". Invited workshop.

 

    15.     A workshop in the 14th Int. Conference on Technology and Education (ICTE 97), Oslo, Norway, August 1997: “LEGO-Logic: A Micro-World for Learning Science and Technology”.

    16.     A workshop in VeDoTech 97, The Netherlands Technology Teachers Association conf., Netherlands, November 1997: "TechnoLogica – The Concept of Computer Control". Invited workshop.

    17.     A workshop in “Hogeschool van Utrect”, the section of Teacher Training Technology, The Netherlands, April 2001: "IDEA model for learning – focus on Science and Technology Education”. Invited workshop.

    18.     A workshop in the conference on “Technoloogy and Informatica in MultiCenter”. Hungary, April, 2001: "The Model for learning and teaching Computer Control Concepts". Invited workshop.

 

 

Colloquium Lectures

1.       "Using Models and Metaphors for Teaching Recursion in Logo”. School of Education, Tel-Aviv University, June 1987.

2.       "Towards a Structural Conceptual model of Programming”. The Institute for the Didactics of Mathematics (IDM), University of Bielefeld (FRG), September 1987.

3.    "On the Methodology of Empirical Research in Education - Applying Guttman's Facet Theory in Characterizing Programming Strategies of beginners in Logo". University of Essen (FRG), January 1988.

4.    "LEGO-Logo a Computerized Simulation System for Teaching Science and Technology".  University of Kiel (FRG), February 1990.

5.    "LEGO -Logo a Computerized Simulation System for Teaching Science and Technology".  The Institute for the Didactics of Mathematics (IDM), University of Bielefeld (FRG), February 1990.

6.    "The Israel Logo Center - Spanning the Gap between Theory and Practice: Educational Approach and Activities".  University of Geneva, May 1990.

7.    "LEGO-Logo A Computerized Simulation System for Teaching Science and Technology".  University of Geneva, May 1990.

8.         "LEGO-Logic - A Computerized Simulation System for Teaching Science and Technology".  University of  Tel-Aviv, December 1996.

9.         “Media+” – Dynamic Model of Constructivist Approach to Learning”. Technion - Israel Inst. of Technology,  May 1997.

10.     "IDEA model for developing Multi-Faceted Hi-Tech learning environments for Science and Technology Education”. Hogeschool van Utrect, The Netherlands, April 2001.

 


 

5. Scientific and Professional Publications

 

a. Thesis

1982 -   “A Model for In-service Teacher Training” - Research Thesis, Submitted for the degree of Master of Science. Department of Education in Technology & Science, Technion, Haifa. (in Hebrew)

1987  -   “Typology of Graphical Programming Strategies” - Research Thesis, Submitted for the degree of Doctor of Science. Department of Education in Technology & Science, Technion, Haifa. (in Hebrew)

1998 –     Implementing “Media+” As a Management Model” – Dissertation, Submitted for the degree of Master in Educational Management. University of Derby. –  Tutoring Mrs. Raya Biran. (in Hebrew)

 

b.   Papers in Professional Journals

1.             "Simulating Technology Processes to Foster Learning". The Journal of Technology Studies, vol. XXIV, Nov. 1, Winter/Spring 1998.

2.             "The Israel Logo Centre - Educational Approach and Activities". (Accepted for publication by: ZDM-Zentralblatt fur Didaktik der Mathematik).

3.             "Logo in the Classroom: from Ideas to Implementation and Practice - Logo in the Teaching-Learning Interaction.  German-Israeli Co-operation and Comparative Studies", (Accepted for publication by: ZDM-Zentralblatt fur Didaktik der Mathematik).

4.       "A structural Conceptual Model of Programming Strategies". (with E. Bar-On), (Submitted to Instructional Science).

5.       “Media +” - A Multimedia Environment to Enhance Constructionist Learning. (in preparation).

 

 

c.   Papers submitted to professional conferences and published in the Conference Minutes

1.    "Notes on the Preparation of Logo Teachers".  In: Hoyles C. et al. (eds.) Proc. of the Second International Conf. for Logo and Mathematics Education (LME 2), London, July 1986, pp. 226-232. (with U. Leron).

2.    "Typology of students' strategies in Performing Problem-Solving Talks and Reflections on its Implications for Teaching".  In: Vermandel A., & Steiner H. G., (eds.) Proc. of the Third International Conf. in Theory of Mathematics Education (TME 3), Antwerp, July 1988, pp. 119-130.

3.    "Computerized Socratic Method for Revealing Sources of Knowledge ". In: Vinner S., et al., (eds.) Proc. of the Second International Jerusalem Convention on Education, Israel, June 1989 pp. 334-343. (with 1. Idalovishi).

4.    "A Structural Conceptual Model for Investigating some Cognitive Aspects of Problem-Solving and its Applications to Teaching Computer Science ". In: Vinner

          S., et al., (eds.) Proc. of the Second International Jerusalem Convention on Education, Israel, June 1989 pp. 349-358.

5.    "The Israel Logo Centre - Spanning the Gap Between Theory and Practice".  In: Leron U. & Krumholtz N. (eds.), 4th Int.  Conf. for Logo and Mathematics Education (LME 4), Israel, July 1989, pp. 103-114.

6.    "Powerful Ideas from Theory to Practice - A Study of Logo Classroom Interaction".  In: Leron U. & Krumholtz N., (eds.), 4th Int. Conf. for Logo and Mathematics Education (LME 4), Israel, July 1989, pp. 181-186.

7.    'A Structural Conceptual Model for Investigating some Cognitive Aspects of Problem-Solving".  In: Vergaud G. et al., (eds.) Actes de la 13e Conf. Internationale: Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 13).  Paris, July 1989, Vol. 2, pp. 172-179.

8.    "The Israel Logo Centre as a Supportive System to Introduce Computer Technology into Schools".  In: Ravina 1. & Rom Y., (eds.) 5th Int.  Conf. for Gender and Science and Technology (GASAT 5), Israel, September 1989, Vol. 1, pp. 247-257.

9.    "TCS -An environment for Learning Control Theory".  In: Proc. of 10th Int. Conf. Technology and Education (ICTE 10), Cambridge (Boston), Mas. USA, April 1993.

10. "PANGEA - An Integrative Model for Learning Ecology via Technology".  In: Proc. 10th Int. Conf. on Technology and Education (ICTE 10), Cambridge (Boston), Mas. USA, April 1993.

11. "The ‘Spiral Model' for Evolution of Technology .A Base For Curriculum Development".  In: Proc. 10th Int.  Conf. on Technology and Education (ICTE 10), Cambridge (Boston), Mass.  USA, April 1993.

    12.     "The Spiral Model of Technology Evolution - A Base For Curriculum Development". In: Book of Abstracts of the 2nd Jerusalem Int. Science & Technology Education Conf. (JISTEC 2), Jerusalem, Israel, January 1996.

    13.     “LEGO-Logic: A Computer Learning Environment for Technology Education”.  In: Proceedings book and CD ROM of the 8th Int. Conference on Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE 97), Orlando, California, USA, April 1997.

    14.     “Media+ - A Multimedia Environment for Constructivist Learning”.  In: Proceedings book and CD ROM of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia and World Conference on Educational Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA / ED-TELECOM 97), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 1997.

    15.     “LEGO-Logic: A Computer Learning Environment for Technology Education”. In: Proceedings book and CD ROM of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia and World Conference on Educational Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA / ED-TELECOM 97), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 1997.

    16.     “ “Media+” - Constructivist Learning of Science”.  In: Proceedings book and CD ROM, of the 14th Int. Conference on Technology and Education (ICTE 97), Oslo, Norway, August 1997.

    17.     “LEGO-Logic: A Science and Technology Micro-World”.  In: Proceedings book and CD ROM, of the 14th Int. Conference on Technology and Education (ICTE 97), Oslo, Norway, August 1997.

    18.     “ “Media+Families” - Fun and Learning with Multimedia”.  In: Proceedings book and CD ROM, of the 14th Int. Conference on Technology and Education (ICTE 97), Oslo, Norway, August 1997.

    19.     "The Spiral Evolution of Computerized Learning Environments for Science and Technology ". In: Proceedings book and CD ROM, of the Int. Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 03), Hong-Kong, December 2003.

 

 

d.  Textbooks

                                                                                                                  

1.      “Principles and Tools as Answers to Needs” – Basics in Technology, “Israeli Logo-Center”, Technion, Haifa, 1991. (in Hebrew).

2.       “Logo – Thinking, Creating, Enjoying”- A Teacher Guide, Ramot - Tel-Aviv University (Publishers), 1991. (in Hebrew).

3.      “TamliLogo”,  “Israeli Logo-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa, 1991. (in Hebrew).

4.      “LEGO-Logo – Computerized Simulated Systems”, “Israeli Logo-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa, 1992. (in Hebrew).

5.      “Stories of Machines – Advanced Projects in LEGO-TC-Logo”, “Israeli Logo-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa, 1992. (in Hebrew).

6.      “Computer Control and Automation with TechnoLogica (ver. 1)”, “Israeli Logo-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa, 1992. (in Hebrew).

7.      “How to Teach? – Selected Issues in Mechanics”, Ramot - Tel-Aviv University (Publishers), 1993. (in Hebrew).

8.      “STLE - Scientific and Technology Learning Environment for young Learners”, “Israeli Logo-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa, 1993. (in Hebrew).

9.        “Computerized Technology Systems (CTS) - LEGO-Logo Environment”, Hoolon - Educational Center of Technology (Pub.), Hoolon, 1994. (in Hebrew).

10.    “Fun in Machines”, Booklet for 3-6th grade and A Teacher guide, Matach, Ministery of Education and  “Israeli Logo-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa, 1994. (in Hebrew).

11.       “Media+” – Educational Approach and Technology Learning Environment, “IDEA-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa, 1995. (in Hebrew).

12.         “Self Inquiry of Astound in “Media+” Approach”, “IDEA-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa, 1996. (in Hebrew).

13.         “Learning of Geography in “Media+” Approach”, “IDEA-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa, Oct. 1996. (in Hebrew).

14.         “Learning of Science in “Media+” Approach”, “IDEA-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa, Nov. 1996. (in Hebrew).

 

 

 

15.         “Independent Learner in “Media+” – Teacher Guide”, “IDEA-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa, Jan. 1997. (in Hebrew).

16.         “Learning of Environmental Studies in “Media+” Approach”, “IDEA-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa, April 1997. (in Hebrew).

17.         “Learning of Geology in “Media+” Approach”, “IDEA-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa, Aug. 1997. (in Hebrew).

18.         “Learning of Science – Electronics and Chemistry -  in “Media+” Approach”, “IDEA-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa, Aug. 1997. (in Hebrew).

19.         “Computerized Technology Systems – The Design Process from needs to answers”, Teacher Guide and students activities for Secondary and High school, “IDEA-Center”, Phantom2 Ltd., November 2000. (in Hebrew).

20.         “Computerized Technology Systems – A Man-Made World”, Teacher Guide and students activities for Elementary school, “IDEA-Center”, Phantom2 Ltd., November 2000. (in Hebrew).

21.         “Solar Energy – Uses and Applications (using K’NEX Solar-System) ”,  a set of 3 Teacher Guides and students activities for Elementary and Secondary schools, “IDEA-Center”, Phantom2 Ltd., November 2000. (in Hebrew).

22.         “TechnoK’NEX Computer Control Direct Mode”, a set of 6 Teacher Guides and students activities, for Elementary schools, “IDEA-Center”, Phantom2 Ltd., December 2000. (in Hebrew).

23.         “TechnoK’NEX Computer Control Automatic” a set of 4 Teacher Guides and students activities for Elementary and Secondary schools, “IDEA-Center”, Phantom2 Ltd., December 2000. (in Hebrew).

24.         “TechnoK’NEX Computer Control Interactive Mode” a set of 5 Teacher Guides and students activities for Secondary and High schools, “IDEA-Center”, Phantom2 Ltd., January 2001. (in Hebrew).

25.         “TechnoK’NEX Computer Control Collaborative Mode, a set of 2 Teacher Guides and students activities for Secondary and High schools, “IDEA-Center”, Phantom2 Ltd., March 2001. (in Hebrew).

26.         “TechnoMechanic – basic mechanisms: principles and implementations ”, 5  sets of Teacher Guides and students activities For Elementary, Secondary and High schools, “IDEA-Center”, Phantom2 Ltd., May 2001. (in Hebrew).

27.         “Creative-Constructive – An Introduction to K’NEX building world”, a Teacher Guides and students activities for Kindergarten and Elementary schools, “IDEA-Center”, Phantom2 Ltd., April 2001. (in Hebrew).


Other Publications

 

1.        "Modelling and Metaphors: Power and Risk".  In: Blum W. at al., (eds.).  Applications and Modelling in Learning and Teaching Mathematics. Chichester (UK): E. Homewood Ltd. 1989.

2.        “On LEGO and Logo in use of Technology Education”. MabaTechnion – Annual Journal of the Technion, Haifa, Dec. 1989. (in Hebrew)

3.        “LEGO is not ‘merely’ A Playing Game”. “Kimat 2000” A Journal for Science and Technology, The Center for Science Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Spring 1996. (in Hebrew)

4.        “Independent Learning, Multimedia and the Teacher’s Role – “Media+” Learning Environment” (with A. Markoze-Hess). In: Paldi E. (ed). Education through Time. Ramot, Tel-Aviv University, 1997. (in Hebrew)

 

 

 

Research reports

 

1.      “Developing Scientific and Technology Thinking Using LEGO-Logo Simulation Systems”. Invited Research funded by grants of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Dept. of Science and the Welfare Project of Haifa district.“Israeli Logo-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa. 1993. (in Hebrew).

2.      “Technology Literacy of Special Education Students in TechnoLogica Learning Environment”. Invited Research funded by grants of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Dept. of Science and the Welfare Project of Haifa district.“Israeli Logo-Center”, Dept. of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, Haifa. 1993. (in Hebrew).

3.      “Learning and Teaching in “Media+” Constructivist Environment. Invited Research funded by grants of the Ministry of Education and Culture, “IDEA-Center”, Tel-Aviv University, (in preparation).

                  


 

6. Significant Professional Projects

 

1985 - 1993    The Israeli Logo Center” - A research, development and implementation center concerns with learning and teaching Logo in the Educational system. The head of the center is U. Leron. Supported by grants of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Welfare Project of Haifa district.

 

Selected Activities:

1987-1991    Developing a syllabus, curriculum and learning materials for learning Logo in 5th and 6th grades including rational and teacher- guide booklets.

1987-1993    Editing a quarterly newsletter "Zav-Lazav" distributed among 200 dues-paying members in the Israeli Logo Assoc.

1988-1992    Conducting and running a research on the analysis of Logo classroom interactions and teachers' personal practical knowledge. (with N. Shafriri).

 

1989 - 1993  Science and Technology Education - LEGO-Logo Computerized learning Environment” - A research, development and implementation project concerns with learning and teaching Science and Technology in the educational system. Supported by grants from the Ministry of Education and Culture and by the Welfare Project of Haifa district. Head of the project.

 

Selected Activities:

1989-1993    Development of learning activities using computer for developing Scientific and Technology thinking in pre-school children.

1990 - 1991   Developing a rational for the Technology Education curriculum for elementary school.

1990 - 1992   Developing two invited textbooks on basic mechanical systems for elementary school (mentioned above, Textbook #10)

1992 - 1993   Developing an invited textbook on advanced computerized control models for secondary school level (mentioned above, Textbook #9).

 

1992 to 1994   'Pangea' - An International Educational project for learning Ecology via Technology. International Co-ordinator and head of the project in Israel.

 

 

 

 

1993 to date  'IDEA Center' - A center for research, development and implementation concerns with developing computerized learning environments based on constructivism. Supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Head of the Center.

 

                     Selected Activities:

                     1995 - 1996  “Mosaica” An International Educational project for Computer Science, Technology and Ecology Education. International Co-ordinator and head of the project in Israel.

                     1993 to date "Media+". A project involves the development of a theoretical model for integrating computer technology and multimedia with constructivist educational approach to learning and teaching of Science, Technology and Culture. The project is implemented especially in Junior High school. Invited and funded project by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Mahar98. Head of the project.

 

1998  - 2000    Developing a curriculum, learning materials and teacher-guides in Computer Control and Technology Education, for elementary, secondary and high school students invited by K’NEX Education, K’NEX Industries Inc., Hatfield PA, USA.

2000 - 2002     Developing Teaching and learning materials in Computer Control and Technology Education, for K-12 students, invited by DEGEM company and Multi-Center, Israel.

2002 - 2003    Developing a curriculum, learning materials and teacher-guides in Computer Control and Technology Education, for elementary, secondary and high school students invited by LASY Education Company, Mainfield, Switzerland.

2003 - 2005    Developing, learning materials and teacher-guides in Science, Math and Technology Education, for elementary students invited by KINWELL Education Company, Hong-Kong,

2008 - 2010    Plan and Design Science and Technology Interactive activities for “NOAH ARCH” Education Center invited by LEARNING RESOURCE  Company, Hong-Kong,

2008 - 2010    Plan and Design Science and Technology Interactive activities for LAMPANG SCIENCE Museum invited by MULTI-EDUCATION  Company, Bangkok, Thailand/


7.   Market Penetration and of Educational Materials for Commercial Companies

 

1990  - 1999    Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for LEGO-DACTA (LEGO Education), LEGO Denmark

2000 to date   Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for K’NEX EDUCATION, K’NEX Industries Inc., Hatfield PA, USA.

2004 - 2008  Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for DEGEM company and Multi-Center, Israel.

2004 - 2007   Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for LASY Education Company, Mainfield, Switzerland.

2005 to date  Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for KINWELL Education Company, Hong-Kong.

2005 to date  Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for POSITIVO, Brazil.

2007 to date  Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for AES Inc. Hong-Kong.

2009 to date  Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for P3D, Brazil.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Abbreviation of Selected Activities

1987-1991    Developing a syllabus, curriculum and learning materials for learning Logo in 5th and 6th grades including rational and teacher-guide. (mentioned above, Textbook #2).

1987-1993    Editing a quarterly newsletter "Zav-Lazav" distributed among 200 dues-paying members in the Israeli Logo Assoc.

1988-1992    Conducting and running a research on the analysis of Logo classroom interactions and teachers' personal practical knowledge. (with N. Shafriri).

1989-1993    Development of learning activities using computer for developing Scientific and Technology thinking in pre-school children. (mentioned above, Textbook #8).

1989-1993   Technology Education: 'LEGO-Logo Computerized Simulation Systems' - A research, development and implementation project for using computer as a tool for the development of Science and Technology Education.

1990 - 1991   Developing a rational for the Technology Education curriculum for elementary school.

1990 - 1992     Developing two invited textbooks for elementary school level on basic mechanical systems (mentioned above, Textbook #10).

1992 - 1993     Developing an invited textbook for secondary school level on advanced computerized Control models  (mentioned above, Textbook #9).

1992 - 1994     'Pangea' - An International Educational project for learning Ecology via Technology. International Co-ordinator and head of the project in Israel.

1995 - 1996 ”Mosaica” - An International Educational project for Computer Science, Technology and Ecology Education. International Co-ordinator and head of the project in Israel.

1993 to date  IDEA Center - A center for research, development and implementation concerns with constructivist learning and teaching based on computer technology. Funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture Mahar98.   Head of the Center.

1993 - 1998     "Media +"- A research and development project to improve learning and teaching in a constructivist multimedia learning environment (mentioned above, research report #3). Invited and funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Mahar98.  Head of the Project.

1998  - 2000    Developing a curriculum, learning materials and teacher-guides in Computer Control and Technology Education, for elementary, secondary and high school students invited by K’NEX Education, K’NEX Industries Inc., Hatfield PA, USA.

2000 - 2002     Developing Teaching and learning materials in Computer Control and Technology Education, for K-12 students, invited by DEGEM company and Multi-Center, Israel.

2002 - 2003    Developing a curriculum, learning materials and teacher-guides in Computer Control and Technology Education, for elementary, secondary and high school students invited by LASY Education Company, Mainfield, Swiss.

2003 – 2005   Developing, learning materials and teacher-guides in Science, Math and Technology Education, for elementary students invited by Kinwell Education Company, Hong-Kong,

 

Market Penetration of Educational Materials for Commercial Companies

1990  - 1999    Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for LEGO-DACTA (LEGO Education), LEGO Denmark

2000 to date   Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for K’NEX EDUCATION, K’NEX Industries Inc., Hatfield PA, USA.

2004 - 2008  Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for DEGEM company and Multi-Center, Israel.

2004 - 2007   Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for LASY Education Company, Mainfield, Switzerland.

2005 to date  Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for KINWELL Education Company, Hong-Kong.

2005 to date  Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for POSITIVO, Brazil.

2007 to date  Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for AES Inc. Hong-Kong.

2009 to date  Presenting, demonstrating, meeting with key people and decision making, running workshops and teacher training for P3D, Brazil.