The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate program of Science and Technology Education

                                       

Moshe Barak

 

Professor Emeritus

Of Science and Technology Education

 

Personal Site

 

Home Page

Articles

Conferences

Research

Teaching

Activities

Curriculum

Awards

Gallery

 

 

 

Address:

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Graduate Program of Science and Technology Education

Beer Sheva 84105

Israel

Building 72 room 420

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

mbarak@bgu.ac.il

http://www.bgu.ac.il/~mbarak

 

Links:

Ben-Gurion University

Department of Science and Technology Education

 

           

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Professor Emeritus Moshe Barak is the former Chairperson of the Graduate Program 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 computational thinking in the science and technology class; 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 science, 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 Ph.D. in Education in Science and Technology from the Technion (1986), where he served as lecturer and Senior Research Associate. Prof. Barak has above 40 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 includes, for example, 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).