ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

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Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2016). Epistemic (meta)cognition: Ways of thinking about knowledge and knowing. In J. A. Greene, W. A. Sandoval & I. Bråten (Eds.), Handbook of epistemic cognition (pp. 409-424). New York, NY: Routledge.

Barzilai, S., Tzadok, E., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2015). Sourcing While Reading Divergent Expert Accounts: Pathways from Views of Knowing to Written ArgumentationInstructional Science, 43(6), 737-766.

Barzilai, S., & Weinstock, M. (2015). Measuring epistemic thinking within and across topics: A scenario-based approach. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 42, 141-158.

Zohar, A., & Barzilai, S. (2015). Metacognition and teaching higher order thinking (HOT) in science education: Students' thinking, teachers' knowledge and instructional practices. In R. Wegerif, J. Kaufman & L. Li (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of research on teaching thinking (pp. 229-242). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Barzilai, S., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2015). The role of epistemic perspectives in comprehension of multiple author viewpoints. Learning and Instruction, 36(0), 86-103.


Barzilai, S., & Blau, I. (2014). Scaffolding game-based learning: Impact on learning achievements, perceived learning, and game experiencesComputers & Education, 70, 65-79.

Zohar, A., & Barzilai, S. (2013). A review of research on metacognition in science education: Current and future directionsStudies in Science Education, 49(2), 121-169.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2012). Epistemic thinking in action: Evaluating and integrating online sources. Cognition and Instruction, 30(1), 39–85.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2011). How do you know? Personal epistemology and learning online. In D. Chen, & G. Kurtz (Eds.), ICT, Learning and Teaching (pp. 77-100). Or Yehuda, Israel: The Center for Academic Studies [in Hebrew].

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2008). Is information acquisition still important in the information age? Education and Information Technologies, 13(1), 35-53.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2006). How does information technology shape thinking? Thinking Skills and Creativity, 1(2), 130-145. 

Barzilai, S. (2006). The added-value of the Internet for inquiry learning. In A. Zohar (Ed.), Learning by inquiry: An ongoing challenge (pp. 308-341). Jerusalem, Israel: Magnes Hebrew University Press [in Hebrew].


ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS IN REFEREED SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES

Barzilai, S., & Chinn, C. A. (2017). Rethinking the goals of epistemic education. Paper to be presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, Texas.

Barzilai, S., & Eilam, B. (2017). The adaptive nature of learners’ epistemic criteria for evaluating scientific visual representations. Paper to be presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, Texas.

Rosenfeld, T., Barzilai, S., & Blau, I. (2016). Scaffolding digital game-based learning at school: Bridging formal and informal knowledge presentations. Paper to be presented at the 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), Seville, Spain.

Barzilai, S., Thomm, E., & Bromme, R. (2015). How can researchers arrive at such different conclusions? Understanding conflicts across disciplinesPaper presented at the 16th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Limassol, Cyprus.

Soffer-Vital, S., Barzilai, S., & Tabak I. (2015). How laypeople use evidence from science reports in popular news media to make health decisions. Paper presented at the 16th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Limassol, Cyprus.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2015). Untangling the cognitive and metacognitive facets of epistemic thinking about conflicting sources. Paper presented at the 16th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Limassol, Cyprus.

Barzilai, S., Ben-Zvi D., & Dueck, O. (2015). Tracing the emergence and growth of epistemic norms in a designed technology-enhanced learning community. Poster presented at the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Gothenborg, Sweden.

Thomm, E., Barzilai, S., & Bromme, R. (2015). Warum widersprechen sich Experten? Eine Untersuchung des Verständnisses von Wissenschaftskontroversen in Biologie und Geschichte [Why do experts disagree? Investigating laypeople’s understanding of conflicts in biology and history]. Paper presented at the 3rd conference of Gesellschaft fuer Empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF), Bochum, Germany.

Thomm, E., Barzilai, S., Bromme, R. (2015). Why do experts disagree? The role of disciplinary contexts and epistemic perspectives in students’ conflict explanations. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, Illinois.

Barzilai, S. (2015). Epistemic play: Analysis of epistemic thinking in a simulation game. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, Illinois.

Soffer-Vital, S., Barzilai, S., & Tabak, I. (2015). Virtues and pitfalls of laypeople’s evidence-based reasoning with science reports in popular news media. Poster presented at the 10th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies, Ra'anana, Israel.

Rosenfeld, T., Barzilai, S., & Blau, I. (2015). Scaffolding digital game-based learning at school: Relationships among learning achievements, perceived learning, and game experiences. Paper presented at the 10th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies, Ra'anana, Israel.
Winner of best student paper award!

Thomm, E., Barzilai, S., & Bromme, R. (2014). Understanding of conflicts in science and history: Investigating epistemic perspectives and conflict explanation across disciplines. Paper presented at the 6th Biennial Meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Group 16 – Metacognition, Istanbul, Turkey.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2014). Cognitive and metacognitive facets of epistemic thinking: Development of a think-aloud protocol analysis scheme. Paper accepted to the 6th Biennial Meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Group 16 – Metacognition, Istanbul, Turkey. 

Barzilai, S., & Weinstock, M. (2014). Variability and stability in learners’ epistemic thinking across disciplinary contexts. Paper accepted to the 6th Biennial Meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Group 16 – Metacognition, Istanbul, Turkey.

Barzilai, S., Tzadok, E., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2014). When experts disagree: Sourcing practices while reading conflicting online information sources. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Boulder, Colorado. 

Barzilai, S., & Weinstock, M. (2014). Development and validation of a scenario-based assessment of epistemic thinking. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Zohar, A., & Barzilai, S. (2014). A review of research on metacognition in science education: How is metacognition defined and taught? Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Barzilai, S., Tzadok, E., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2014). Who wrote that? Thinking about the sources of conflicting online information. Paper presented at the 9th Chais Conference on Instructional Technologies Research, Ra'anana, Israel. 

Barzilai, S., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2013). The role of epistemic thinking in comprehension of multiple online socio-scientific perspectives. Paper presented at the 15th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Munich, Germany.

Barzilai, S., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2013). The Role of epistemic thinking in comprehension of multiple online source perspectives. Paper presented at the 8th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies, Ra'anana, Israel.

Broza, O., & Barzilai, S. (2011). When the mathematics of life meets school mathematics: Playing and learning on the "My Money" website. Paper presented at the 6th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies, Ra'anana, Israel.

Barzilai, S., Batat, Y., & Broza, O. (2011). Web 2.0 in primary schools: Teacher interpretations. Paper presented at the 6th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies, Ra'anana, Israel.

Barzilai, S. (2010). Argumentation is the name of the game: Learning to argue online. Paper presented at the 29th Conference of the Israeli Association for Information Technologies in Education, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2009). Constructing arguments online: The role of epistemic thinking. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2009). The role of epistemic thinking in online learning. Paper presented at the 4th Chais Conference on Instructional Technologies Research: Learning in the Technological Era, Ra'anana, Israel.

Barzilai S., & Zohar, A. (2009). Epistemic thinking and understanding conflicts during online learning. Paper presented at the Yearly Conference of Educational Counselors, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2008). Sixth graders’ epistemic thinking during online learning and integration of multiple websites. Paper presented at the 19th International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

Barzilai, S., & Shik, N. (2007). "Children in the Ghetto": Dilemmas in online instruction of the Holocaust. Paper presented at the 21st Conference of the Israeli Association for Information Technologies in Education, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 

Barzilai, S. (2006). Young students' epistemic thinking during online learning. Paper presented at the 7th Seminar for PhD Students in Education Science, Mathematics and Technology, Nir Etzion, Israel.

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2005). Is information acquisition still important in the information age? Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Conference  of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Nicosia, Greece.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND TALKS

Barzilai S., (2016).Thinking relationally about epistemic thinking and metacognition. Invited talk at the College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.

Barzilai, S. (2015). Epistemic thinking with and about multiple information sources. Invited talk at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

Barzilai, S., Thomm, E., & Bromme., R. (2015). Disciplinary and epistemic underpinnings of lay explanations for expert conflicts. Invited talk at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Barzilai, S. (2015). And what if there is more than one answer? Epistemic challenges of constructing knowledge from multiple information sources. Invited talk at the Faculty of Education colloquium, University of Haifa, Israel. 

Barzilai, S., & Zohar, A. (2015). Mapping the interplay of epistemic cognition and epistemic metacognition: A think-aloud study. Keynote lecture at the 1st International Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) Workshop in Israel, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. 

Barzilai, S., & Ka'adan, I. (2015). Fostering comprehension of  multiple information sources: The contribution of epistemic meta-strategic knowledge. Invited talk at the Institute of Psychology, University of Muenster, Germany.

Barzilai, S. (2013). Dilemmas and challenges in game-based learningThe Mofet Institute for Research, Curriculum and Program Development for Teacher Educators. Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Barzilai, S., & Blau, I. (2012). Games for learning: Servants of two masters? Symposium of the Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies, the Open University of Israel, Ra'anana, Israel.

Barzilai, S. (2012). Developing 21st century skills: Are we on the right path? Presentation at the Conference of the Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies, the Open University of Israel, Ra’anana, Israel.

Barzilai, S. (2012). Recess is over, let’s play! Digital games at schoolSerious Games Conference, University of Haifa and the Weizmann Institute, Haifa, Israel.

Barzilai, S. (2011). Disruptive tools for learning: A look ahead. Conference of the Initiative for Applied Education Research of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities: Pedagogy in the Information Age, Herzliya, Israel.

Barzilai, S. (2007). Developing higher-order thinking with ICT. Open University and the Ministry of Education, Ra'anana, Israel.

ORGANIZATION OF SYMPOSIA AND CONFERENCES

2013 – Ongoing, Member of the program committee of the Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies, the Open University of Israel.

Kienhues, D., & Barzilai, S. (2015). Epistemic Practices of Dealing with Conflicting Information: Extending Current TheoriesSymposium at the 16th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Limassol, Cyprus.

Barzilai, S., & Kienhues, D. (2013). Dealing with (Socio)- Scientific Controversies: Epistemic, Motivational, and Cognitive Dimensions. Symposium at the 15th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Munich, Germany

Barzilai, S., & Kalman, Y. (2012). Technology, Pedagogy, and Policy: The challenge of Systemic Innovation.The Case of Israel’s National Technology Plan. Full day conference of the Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies, the Open University of Israel.

Barzilai, S., & Eshet-Alkalai,Y. (2012). Is the World a Game? An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Game Worlds. Symposium of the Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies, the Open University of Israel.

Barzilai, S., & Batat, Y. (2010). Argumentation in the Digital Sphere. Symposium at the Conference of the Israeli Association for Information Technologies in Education, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Professional Journals for Teachers

Barzilai, S. (2013). Searching for understanding. Hed Hachinuch (Magazine of the Israeli Teacher's Union), 88(1), 75-77. [In Hebrew]

Curricula

Ministry of Education, Curriculum Department (2009). Higher-order thinking strategies: Guidelines for national and local curriculum planners and for learning content developers. (Role: member of curriculum committee and writing team).

Selected Online Learning Environments

Snunit Center (2012). Teacher Tools 2.0: A collaborative learning game generator. (Role: Founder, creative and pedagogical director, head of user experience and game design).

Snunit Center (2011).The Bible in Comics. (Role: Creative and pedagogical supervisor). 

Snunit Center (2010). Al-Hagova: The Israeli government portal for kids. (Role: Founder, creative and pedagogical director, head of user experience and instructional design, game designer, 2009-2011).

Snunit Center (2009). Stories from the Heart: Helping children deal with exposure to ongoing military conflict through digital books. (Role: Founder, creative and pedagogical supervisor). 

Snunit Center (2009). "My Money": A game-based financial education program. (Role: Founder, creative and pedagogical director, game designer). 

Snunit Center (2009). The Tale of Hazor: A 3D archeological adventure. (Role: Founder, creative and pedagogical supervisor). 

Snunit Center (2008). Galim Communities: A Web 2.0 platform for elementary schools. (Role: Founder, head of user experience and instructional design).

Snunit Center (2006). Children in the Ghetto: An online learning environment. (Role: Founder, program director).

Snunit Center (1998). Galim portal for elementary schools. (Role: Pedagogical director, head of user experience and instructional design, 2006-2011)

Selected Working Papers and Reports

Snunit Center (2011). Educational ICT in the Israeli Arab sector: Analysis of current state and policy recommendations. (Role: supervisor and writer).

Snunit Center (2010). The mathematics of everyday life: An evaluation report of the "My Money" Website. (Role: supervisor and writer).

Snunit Center (2008). Online sharing of learning materials by teachers: Survey and feasibility report. (Role: supervisor).