Prof. Anat Zohar
Chair, Consensus committee: Adapting curricula for the 21st century
Full professor and in charge
of the Besen Family Chair in Integrated Studies in Education, at the Shlomo (Seymour) Fox School of
Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Faculty member at the Mandel
School for Educational Leadership and member of an international research team
addressing the connections between school autonomy and pedagogical innovation.
Between 2006 and 2009 she served as Director of Pedagogical Affairs at the
Israeli Ministry of Education. In this role she led a pedagogical reform
"Pedagogical Horizon – Educating for Thinking" across the school
system. The aim of this reform was to support the educational system in moving
toward instruction focusing on thinking and deep understanding. In 2010 she was
a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, NJ.
Her main areas of research are the development of students'
thinking (including argumentation and inquiry learning), metacognition,
epistemic thinking, teachers' knowledge in the context of developing students'
thinking and metacognition, science education and gender issues in science
education. An additional area of research address the challenges involved in
large scale, system- wide implementation of pedagogical reforms.
Holds a PhD in science education from the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, received in 1991.
Updated until: 2017