Year Name Title of Dissertation Supervisors
 2017  Galia Zer-Kavod  Designing and testing an Adapted Primary Literaturebased technology-enhanced environment for learning and instruction of scientific writing in high-school biology  Prof. Anat Yarden
 2016 Avital Elbaum-Cohen Characteristics of Teaching and Learning in Courses for reading Mathematical Texts for Advanced Math High School Students

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Abraham Arcavi
 2016  Lena Rabad  Designing a Systems Thinking Hierarchical model for Biology Education (STH-BE) and implementing it in the teaching and learning of the human transport system in junior high school   Prof. Anat Yarden
 2016  Jason Cooper  Mathematicians and Primary School Teachers Learning From Each Other

*Incumbent of the Elchanan E. Bondi Memorial Prize for outstanding PhD students.

 Prof. Abraham Arcavi
2015 Tom Bielik Characterizing the Teaching and Learning of Inquiry in the Bio-Tech Program for High School Biotechnology Majors Prof. Anat Yarden
2014 Zehorit Kapach From Traditional Laboratory to Inquiry-Based Laboratory in High-School Physics Instruction: Professional Development of Teachers Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon, Dr. Esther Bagno
2014 Giora Alexandron Issues in learning the language of LSC and scenario-based programming Prof. David Harel and Dr. Michal Armoni
2014 Rahela Alfasi Readiness for Abstract Science Dr. David Fortus
2014 Zvi Arica “Physics & Industry”: Development and Study of a Model for Promoting Excellence among Under-Achieving Students Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon
2014 Fatima Hallak Robotics in Computer Science Education Prof. Mordechai Ben-Ari and Dr. Michal Armoni
2014 Elon Langbeheim “Soft and messy matter” – development and evaluation of a curriculum for high school students on an interdisciplinary and contemporary field of science Prof. Samuel A. Safran, Prof. Edit Yerushalmi
2014 Awad Sharaf Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon
2014 Rivka Taub Problem-solving strategies in a course on computational science Prof. Mordechai Ben-Ari, Dr. Michal Armoni
2013 Ronit Rozenszajn Exposing explicit and implicit dimensions of biology teachers’ professional knowledge in the course of a long-term professional development program

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Anat Yarden
2013 Shai Olsher Changes in the textbook performed by teachers using a Wikibook Prof. Ruhama Even
2013 Menashe Puterkovsky Knowledge integration processes and Development of Conceptual Understanding within Web-Based Diagnostic Activities Focused on Common Alternative Conceptions in Introductory Physics Prof. Edit Yerushalmi and Dr. Esther Bagno
2012 Dana Vedder-Weiss Characterizing environmental factors that are associated with adolescents’ motivation to learn science in and out of school Dr. David Fortus
2012 Dvora Katchevich The inquiry-based chemistry laboratory as a vehicle for the enhancement of argumentation and meta-cognitive skills. Prof. Avi Hofstein, Dr. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman
2012 Orna Fallik A Model for Bridging the Gap between an After-School Program and the Science-Technology Program in Middle Schools Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon and Dr. Sherman Rosenfeld
2011 Michal Ayalon Argumentation and school mathematics

*Incumbent of the Feinberg Graduate School, Dean’s Prize for outstanding PhD students

Prof. Ruhama Even
2011 Orly Gottlib Teachers’ Responsiveness to Students’ Utterances in Mathematical Context Prof. Ruhama Even
2011 Malka Yayon Development and validation of a tool for diagnosing conceptual knowledge of chemical bonding Dr. David Fortus, Dr. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman
2010 Osnat Eldar Collaborative Diagnosis of Scientific and Pedagogical Conceptions: An Instructional Model for Teaching Optics To Pre-service Science Teachers Prof Bat-Sheva EylonProf Miky Ronen
2010 Hagit Yarden Learning and teaching biotechnological methods using interactive animations Prof. Anat Yarden
2010 Iyad Dkeidek Inquiry in the chemistry laboratory: The case of Palestinian population Prof. Avi Hofstein, Dr. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman
2010 Michal Stolarsky Ben-Nun Learning and teaching molecular genetics in Teacher-Led Outreach Laboratories (TLOL)

*Incumbent of the Keren Bar-Ner Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Anat Yarden
2010 Daphna Mandler Chemistry in an Environmental Context: Research into a Context-Based Learning Approach Prof. Avi Hofstein, Dr. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman
2010 Naomi Robinson Lesson Study as a Springboard for the Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers Prof. Roza Leikin
2009 Hadas Gelbart Bringing authentic research to the biology classroom: The influence of a web-based research simulation in bioinformatics on comprehension of genetics

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Dr. Anat Yarden
2009 Liora Bialer Teacher Evidences on the Instruction of Learning Skills for Science as a Basis for Continuous Professional Development Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon, Dr. Zahava Scherz
2009 Shulamit Kapon Public lectures by scientists on contemporary physics topics: Characterizing explanations, instructional use, and a study of learning

*Incumbent of the Feinberg Graduate School, Dean’s Prize for outstanding PhD students

Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon, Prof. Uri Ganiel
2009 Rachel Cohen Examining the practical aspects of implementing the living cell topic as a longitudinal axis in junior – high schools Prof. Anat Yarden
2009 Dr. Hedda Falk Characterizing and scaffolding the enactment of adapted primary literature based high-school biology curricula Prof. Anat Yarden
2009 Tiruwork Mulat Components of Success in School Mathematics among Students of Ethiopian Origin (SEO)

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Abraham Arcavi
2009 Ronit Ben-Bassat Levy Teaching Computer Science with Animation: Attitudes and Ways of Experiencing

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Mordechai Ben-Ari
2008 Ayelet Baram-Tsabari What do students want to know about science? Using students’ questions to identify their scientific interests

*Incumbent of the Elchanan E. Bondi Memorial Prize for outstanding PhD students.

Dr. Anat Yarden
2008 Tamar Eisenmann The same teacher, the same curriculum materials, different schools: What is the enacted curriculum?

*Incumbent of the Keren Bar-Ner Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Ruhama Even
2008 Hana Berger An “Evidence-Based” Professional Development Program for Physics Teachers Focusing on Knowledge Integration Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon, Dr. Esther Bagno
2007 Roni Mualem Junior High School Physics: Developing, Implementing and Studying a Problem Solving Strategy for Qualitative Explanation of Phenomena Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon
2007 Shay Sofer “Physics and Industry”: Project Based Learning Combined with Systematic Inventive Thinking for Students in the 11th-12th grades Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon
2007 Michal Tabach Learning Beginning Algebra in a Computer Intensive Environment (CIE)

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Abraham Arcavi,Dr. Rina hershkowitz
2007 Tami Levy Nahum ***** Teaching the concept of Chemical Bonding in high-school: Developing and implementing a new framework based on the analysis of misleading systemic factors Prof. Avi Hofstein,Dr. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman
2007 Mira Kipnis Learning chemistry by the inquiry method in high schools in Israel

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Avi Hofstein
2007 Marcel Frailich Implementation and Evaluation of Web-Based Learning Activities on Bonding and the Structure of Matter for 10-th Grade Chemistry Prof. Avi Hofstein, Dr. Miri Kesner
2006 Yossi Gudovitch Integration of Distance Learning as Part of High School Earth Sciences Curriculum Prof. Nir Orion
2005 Tova Kvatinsky Practice of probability teaching: A comparative analysis of teaching probability in classes of different levels Prof. Ruhama Even
2005 Tali Wallach Teachers’ Hearing and interpretation of students’ talk and action while they engage in mathematics problem solving

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Ruhama Even
2004 Esther Kapulnik Characterization of Change Process Occurred in Science and Technology’s Teachers, During and After Long In-service Training Programs Prof. Nir Orion,Prof. Uri Ganiel
2004 Noa Ragonis Teaching Object Oriented Programming to Novices

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Mordechai Ben-Ari
2004 Ornit Spektor-Levy High Order Learning Skills in Science Studies: Development of an Instructional Model and Research on Implementation and Students’ Learning

*Incumbent of the Keren Bar-Ner Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon,Dr. Zahava Scherz
2004 Yael Shwartz Chemical literacy: Defining it with teachers and assessing its expression at the high-school level

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Avi Hofstein,Dr. Ruth Ben-Zvi
2004 Cecile Yehezkel A Visualization Environment for Computer Architecture Prof. Mordechai Ben-Ari, Prof. Tommy Dreyfus
2003 Orit Ben Tzvi Assaraf The Influence of Learning Earth Systems studies on the Development of Systems’ Thinking Skills in Junior High School Students Prof. Nir Orion,Prof. Daniel Ronen
2003 Yifat Ben-David Kolikant Understanding concurrency: the process and the product

*Incumbent of the Almonit Prize for Outstanding Student

*Incumbent of the Gad Reshef Memorial Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Mordechai Ben-Ari
2002 Miriam Carmi Assessing the change process of high school chemistry teachers during and after participating in a leadership program

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Avi Hofstein,Dr. Ruth Ben-Zvi
2002 Hannah Margel Learning about “materials” in junior high school: development of curriculum materials, and a longitudinal study of students’ conceptions

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon,Dr. Zahava Scherz
2001 Dani Ben-Zvi Children as explorers: exploratory data analysis by junior high school students in a computer assisted environment

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Dr. Abraham Arcavi,Dr. Alex Friedlander
2001 Dvora Cohen The development, implementation, and assessment of the learning module “Brain, medicines, and drugs” in high schools in Israel Dr. Ruth Ben-Zvi,Prof. Avi Hofstein, Prof. Rami Rahamimoff(Hebrew Univ., Medical School)
2001 Dorothy Langley Integrating inquiry activities into physics instruction in a computer-based information technology environment

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon
2000 Edit Yerushalmi Promoting self-monitoring in physics problem-solving: Professional development through a “cooperative teachers’ inquiry” workshop

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon
2000 Jeff Dodick Cognitive Factors Affecting Student Understanding of Geologic Time Prof. Nir Orion,Prof. Steve Weiner
2000 Jakob Helfmann Systematic inventive thinking in junior high school study of science and technology: development, implementation and evaluation of an innovative approach to problem-solving Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon
2000 Yael Kali The rock-cycle program as a means for fostering thinking skills: development, implementation and research

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Dr. Nir Orion,Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon
1999 Bruria Haberman Abstract Data Types as tools for Knowledge Representation and Problem Solving in a Prolog Environment

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Ehud Shapiro,Dr. Zahava Scherz
1999 Clarisa Bercovich Guelman “Chaos” – a new elective subject for high school physics student: development, implementation and evaluation Prof. Uri Ganiel,Prof. Vered Rum-Keidar
1998 Jacob Ronkin Interaction of light and matter – development, implementation and evaluation of new curricular unit for high_school chemistry students

*Incumbent of the Keren Bar-Ner Prize for Outstanding Student

Dr. Ruth Ben-Zvi,Prof. Ron Naaman,Advisor: Dr. Avi Hofstein
1996 Miri Kesner Development, implementation and evaluation of different strategies of teaching industrial chemisry. Case studies in Israeli high schools

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Dr. Ruth Ben-Zvi,Dr. Avi Hofstein
1994 Esther Bagno-Gleichmann MAOF – Interdomain organization of knowledge: design, implementation and evaluation of instructional units for high school

*Incumbent of the Orly Kaplan Prize for Outstanding Student

Dr. Bat-Sheva Eylon,Prof. Uri Ganiel
1990 Nir Orion Educational Field Trips in High School Geology: Development-Implementation-Evaluation Prof. Emanuel Mazor,Dr. Avi Hofstein
1989 Baruch Schwarz The Use of Microworld to Improve Ninth Graders Concept Image of a Function: the Triple Representation Model Curriculum Prof. Maxim Bruckheimer,Prof. Tommy Dreyfus
1987 Ita Cohen Various Strategies for the Teaching of the Topics of Chemical Energy and Chemical Equilibrium Development, Implementation and Evaluation Prof. Maxim Bruckheimer,Dr. Ruth Ben-Zvi
1987 Yehudit Dori The Development,Implementation and Evaluation of a Chemistry Curriculum for Nursing Schools in Israel Prof. David Samuel,Dr. Avi Hofstein
1987 Zvia Markovits Estimation – Research and Curriculum Development Prof. Maxim Bruckheimer,Rina Hershkowitz
1986 Ilana Hopfeld “Molecules and Cells of the Immune System” – An Interdisciplinary Teaching Unit in Chemistry and Biology – Development, Implementation and Evaluation

*Incumbent of the Keren Bar-Ner Prize for Outstanding Student

Dr. Avi Hofstein,Prof. David Samuel,Prof. Michael Feldman
1986 Michaela Ronen Physics in Medical Diagnosis׃ a New Physics Unit for High Schools Development,Implementation and Evaluation

*Incumbent of the Keren Bar-Ner Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Uri Ganiel
1985 Abraham Arcavi History of Mathematics as a Component of Mathematics Teachers Background Prof. Maxim Bruckheimer,Dr. Ruth Ben-Zvi
1984 Nurit Zehavi Investigation of the Effect of Assignment Projects on Mathematical Activity of Graduating Junior High School Students

*Incumbent of the Keren Bar-Ner Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Maxim Bruckheimer,Dr. Ruth Ben-Zvi
1983 Hanna Arzi Proactive and Retroactive Effects of Courses in Sequential Physical Science Learning:a Longitudinal Evaluation

*Incumbent of the Keren Bar-Ner Prize for Outstanding Student

Dr. Ruth Ben-Zvi,Prof. Uri Ganiel
1982 Joshua Idar Physics Teaching In Ninth Grade: Identification of Learning Difficulties, Development of A Remedial Teaching Method, Its Implementation And Assessment

*Incumbent of the Keren Bar-Ner Prize for Outstanding Student

Prof. Uri Ganiel
1980 Nechemia Nae Chemical Industry In Israel: A New Chemistry Unit For High Schools – Development, Implementation And Evaluation Prof. David Samuel,Dr. Avi Hofstein
1979 Peter Pezaro A Geochemistry Curriculum For High School Chemistry Students Prof. Emanuel Mazor,Prof. David Samuel
1975 Avi Hofstein The Measurement of the Educational Effectiveness of Laboratory Work in High School Chemistry in Israel Prof. David Samuel,Prof. R.F. Kempa(Univ. of Keele, U. K.)