Education

Science education is a highly dynamic field of applied and basic research and of research-based development. The United States’ average science literacy score of 493 was not significantly different from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average and put the United States behind 18 other education systems. In contrast, the mathematics literacy score was below the OECD average and put the United States behind 36 other education systems.

All of the courses on the Bachelor’s degree programme in education science fall within the scope of the social sciences and the humanities. The courses are based on current educational research and are built around elements from sociology, anthropology, philosophy, psychology and education and pedagogics. Interdisciplinarity is therefore a recurring element in the courses you will meet during your studies.

The Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute was created in 1968 by Prof. Amos De Shalit. Its main mission is to advance the field of science and mathematics education at large, and to advance science and mathematics education in Israel. A central goal of the department is to develop academic and practical leadership in mathematics and science education.

The International Journal of Research in Education and Science (IJRES) is a peer-reviewed and online free journal. The IJRES is published twice a year in January and July. The manuscripts which are accepted for publication in the IJRES before January are published in the winter manuscripts which are accepted for publication in the IJRES before July are published in the summer issue.

The next step came when the British Academy for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) published a report in 1867. 2 BAAS promoted teaching of “pure science” and training of the “scientific habit of mind.” The progressive education movement of the time supported the ideology of mental training through the sciences. BAAS emphasized separately pre-professional training in secondary science education. In this way, future BAAS members could be prepared.