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Department of Science and Technology Education

                                       

Moshe Barak

 

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Department of Science and Technology Education

Beer Sheva 84105

Israel

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Tel: Office (972) (0)8-6461975   Cell: (972) (0)50-7922575 

mbarak@bgu.ac.il

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Department of Science and Technology Education

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

P.O.B 653, Beer-Sheva 84105

Israel

Tel: (972) 8 6461975

Fax: (972) 8 6477487

 

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e-mail: mbarak@bgu.ac.il

 

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Prof. Moshe Barak is the former Chairperson of the Department of Science and Technology Education, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (2011-2015). His research interests include: the impact of science and technology studies on developing pupils higher-order cognitive skills; promoting creativity in problem solving; promoting self-regulated learning in the science and technology class, the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in education, fostering professional development in engineering and technology at the workplace; using information and computer technologies (ICT) for teaching and learning, and evaluation of educational programs in scbience, engineering and technology. He has also investigated the implications of teaching technological concepts - such as feedback control, computerized control, robot spatial kinematics and image processing - on pupils learning, thinking and motivation. Another area of Baraks research is ways of enhancing science and technology education through in-service training for teachers.

Prof. Barak was born in Ashkelon, Israel (1951). He received his D.Sc. degree in Education in Science and Technology from the Technion (1986), where he served as lecturer and Senior Research Associate. Prof. Barak has above 35 years of experience in teaching electronics at technological college, teachers pre-service and in-service training, curriculum development and evaluation of educational programs in schools, colleges and universities. His academic distinctions and recognition include: The British Council, FCO Clore Foundation Joint Scholarship (1991); The Technion Research and Development Foundation Award for Excellence in Funded Research (1995); Epsilon Pi Tau, The International Honorary for Professionals in Technology (1998); Rashi-Gustalla Fellowship for the Promotion of Science Teaching, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (2002).