Knowledge Building and Jewish Education: Forging an Interdisciplinary Perspective (Poster)

Etan Cohen, Dani Ben-Zvi, Yotam Hod

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Although distinct fields of inquiry, the learning sciences and Jewish education share some central themes. We believe that the conceptual framework underlying the Knowledge Building Community (KBC) model holds promise for achieving some of the aims of Jewish education that are grounded in a socio-constructionist perspective of Judaism. Therefore, we are working on a design experiment that would introduce a localized version of the KBC model to a secular school in Israel. The crux of our study is an attempt to design a technology-enhanced Jewish learning environment according to the principles underlying the KBC model. We intend to adapt the KBC model to a secular Jewish studies class in a technology-rich high school, and conduct mixed-method design based research (Cobb, Confrey, Lehrer, & Schauble, 2003). Our aim is to measure earning outcomes, as well as to advance our understanding of Jewish learning.
Translated title of the contributionבניית ידע וחינוך יהודי: לקראת מבט בינתחומי
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationהאדם הלומד בעידן הטכנולוגי: כנס צ'ייס למחקרי טכנולוגיות למידה (קובץ)
Publisherהאוניברסיטה הפתוחה ושה"ם
Pages12 (2017), 84E-85E
Number of pages74
StatePublished - 2017

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
  • Jews -- Education
  • Knowledge and learning


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