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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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Sasson, Irit; Dori, Yehudit Judy – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
In an era in which information is rapidly growing and changing, it is very important to teach with the goal of students' engagement in life-long learning in mind. This can partially be achieved by developing transferable thinking skills. In our previous paper--Part I, we conducted a review of the transfer literature and suggested a three-attribute…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Thinking Skills, Transfer of Training, Middle School Students
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Dangur, Vered; Avargil, Shirly; Peskin, Uri; Dori, Yehudit Judy – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2014
Most undergraduate chemistry courses and a few high school honors courses, which focus on physical chemistry and quantum mechanics, are highly mathematically-oriented. At the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, we developed a new module for high school students, titled "Chemistry--From 'the Hole' to 'the Whole': From the Nanoscale to…
Descriptors: Quantum Mechanics, Chemistry, Visual Aids, High School Students
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Dori, Yehudit Judy; Sasson, Irit – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2013
This paper presents Part I of a two-part study. This first part reviews the literature of transfer of learning as one of the major goals of instruction. Transfer refers to students' ability to apply knowledge and skills in new learning contexts. The literature suggests partially or non-overlapping definitions, and empirical studies on transfer…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Transfer of Training, Classification, Definitions
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Barnea, Nitza; Dori, Yehudit Judy; Hofstein, Avi – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2010
Reforms in science education in general and in chemistry education in particular have been introduced in many countries since the beginning of the 21st Century. Similarly, at this time in Israel both the content and pedagogy of the chemistry curriculum in high schools were reformed. New content and pedagogical standards emerged, fostering…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Science Laboratories