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Shalem Center Launches Peer Collaboration and Enrichment Program for Israel’s most Innovative and Influential Educators
Thirteen directors of Israeli pre-army preparatory academies have been meeting on a weekly basis at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem as part of the B’nei Moshe program, a year-long leadership initiative designed especially for the country’s most innovative and influential educators.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011
The Haifa University Faculty of Humanities has decided to require students to write entries in the Hebrew Wikipedia on course material as part of the requirements for completing their courses. This is the first collaboration of its kind in Israel between an academic institution and Wikipedia.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2011
In this study, twelve expert teachers of Jewish Thought in Israeli high schools were observed and interviewed, in order to examine their ideas regarding the proper way to approach and teach Jewish canonical texts. Using qualitative analysis, I identified a central component of these teachers' Pedagogic Content Knowledge and named it their Pedagogic Hermeneutic Orientation (PHO). Five different PHOs are described in the article to demonstrate the nature of teachers' orientations
Updated: Sep. 27, 2011
In recent years the Israeli city of Holon has turned many of its gardens into live storybooks, with giant statues scattered across the lawns, based on characters from famous children’s books. The latest storybook garden inaugurated in Holon — now termed the “children’s city” — is called “A Story from The Heart.” It is based on a children’s tale that explains the sometimes difficult subject of organ donations.
Updated: Aug. 02, 2011
The Schusterman Visiting Artist Program has announced the names of 10 leading Israeli artists it will place in residencies at colleges and universities across the U.S. this fall and next spring. The artists – celebrated in a variety of disciplines, including filmmaking, choreography, music and literature – will spend two to four months presenting their work to audiences across North America through relevant programming, classes, exhibitions and performances.
Updated: Aug. 02, 2011
The Shalem Center in Jerusalem announced today that it has received a $12.5 million challenge grant from the Tikvah Fund to help establish Israel’s first liberal arts college. The grant, intended to galvanize other major philanthropists to support the launching of Shalem College, provides a one-to-one match for gifts that are received during the college’s first four years. Shalem’s application for accreditation from Israel’s Council for Higher Education is pending, and it is anticipated that the college will open in fall 2012.
Updated: May. 11, 2011
The authors report on their examination of National ICT Programs implemented by the Israeli Ministry of Education over the last decades. In the last thirty years we have witnessed the announcement of a dozen national information and communication technology (ICT) programs for the Israeli K-12 education system. This study reviews these national programs in an attempt to identify trends in the perception of the role of ICT’s in the education system.
Updated: May. 03, 2011
Israel Education Ministry Budgets NIS 19 Million to Establish a High School Program Combining Core Classes with Religious Studies for 500 Haredi Teenagers
Haaretz reports that the Israeli Education Ministry plans to include 500 Haredi teenagers in a technology matriculation program in the next school year. The program will combine core classes with religious studies, and is intended for 15- to 16-year-old boys who have dropped out of yeshivot. The ministry is budgeting NIS 19 million to set up 20 classes at high schools around the country. Over the next few days, the ministry will be calling on local authorities and education networks to submit candidates to take part in the program. Schools will be chosen based on criteria set by the ministry, which will give them an extra budget to absorb the new students.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
A new report presented to the Israeli Council of Higher Education warns of a grim future in the field of Jewish philosophy studies, following a drastic decline in research funds and the number of faculty members in the field. While the global interest in Jewish thought has been surging, Israeli universities opt to invest funds in more lucrative departments. The report, authored by a committee headed by Prof. Daniel Dahlstrom of Boston University, was presented to the Israeli Council of Higher Education, which accepted its recommendations.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
MOFET Annual Educational Technology Conference 2011 – The Name of the Game: Integrating Computer Games in Learning
This year MOFET Institute's Annual Educational Technology Conference was devoted to integrating computer games in various aspect of learning. Various games can contribute to learning information, developing thinking, physical coordination and dexterity, collaborative and decision-making skills, as well as moral judgment capabilities. They have the ability to strongly motivate and provide immediate reward and feedback. The conference provided hundreds of participants an overview of the use of games, simulations, and virtual reality environments to enhance learning and challenge the participants to utilize them in their learning environments.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2011