Dr. Yael Shwartz
Research indicates strong positive relationship between instructional coherence and improving students achievements.
Curricular coherence is the most dominant predictive factor of students’ learning as measured by TIMSS
Dr. Yael Shwartz was involved in developing the curriculum – Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology (IQWST), in which coherence was a major design principle: Learning Goals coherence, Intra and inter-unit coherence.
In 2009-2010 a study investigating whether middle-school students have a coherent view of the concept of energy was conducted. Gaps and discontinuities in student’s knowledge of energy were identified.
- Schwarz, C. V., Reiser, B. J., Davis, E. A., Kenyon, L., Ach?r, A., Fortus, D., … & Krajcik, J. (2009). Developing a learning progression for scientific modeling: Making scientific modeling accessible and meaningful for learners. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 46(6), 632-654.