Dorit Alt

Dorit Alt
Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee · Education and Community

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August 2014 - August 2016
European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction EARLI
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The current study addresses two antecedents that may serve to explain teachers’ online instructional practices during the COVID-19 pandemic: first, the professional aspect that deals with suitable training of teachers and school support for distance learning, and second, informed by the professional aspect, the personal (psychological) aspect that...
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While argumentation emerges as one of the major learning skills in the twenty-first century, a somewhat opaque landscape is revealed in terms of identifying its potential in enhancing higher-education students’ domain-specific knowledge. In this study, argumentation-for-learning activity with digital concept mapping (CM) was designed and compared w...
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The need for interaction that arose given the social distancing imposed on people by governments during the COVID-19 has increased the use of social media (SM). The current study distinguishes between two different patterns of SM use: problematic and intensive, and examines the impact of each specific type of SM on social and mental aspects (i.e.,...
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"The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for online counseling to preserve therapeutic processes that have begun face to face and to provide service to others in need during lockdowns. Previous studies have already indicated the benefits and effectiveness of online counseling. However, there is a lack of research concerning t...
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The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for online counseling to preserve therapeutic processes that have begun face to face and to provide service to others in need during lockdowns. Previous studies underscored the importance of providing updated training as counselors frequently hesitate to use technological advances in th...
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This research set out to measure the impact of the lockdown condition and social distancing imposed on higher education by the Israeli government during the COVID-19 period and the shift to online learning, on students’ emotional well-being, the way they perceived their teachers’ just behavior, and faculty incivility, compared to pre-pandemic condi...
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The current study describes the implementation of an online Future Problem Solving (FPS) program in the field of Health education and set out to explore its contribution to students' eHealth Literacy identity, by using two levels of teacher guidance: minimal vs. frequent. FPS was employed in two groups of Health students. In the research group, fre...
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Concept mapping has received increasing attention and application in higher education as an effective instructional strategy. However, little is known about how higher-education students’ different motivations for learning might be related to the way they use digital concept mapping for effective learning. This study sought to design and assess an...
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Reflective journal (RJ) writing has been recognized as an effective pedagogical tool for nurturing students’ lifelong learning skills. With the paucity of empirical work on the dimensionality of reflective writing, this research sought to qualitatively analyze students’ RJ writing and design a generic reflection scheme for identifying dimensions of...
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The increasing calls for diversity research signal a need to redesign learning and teaching strategies and include appreciations of collaboration and diversity as part of the students’ learning outcomes. However, changing the learning environment by incorporating innovative pedagogical techniques into multicultural learning environments is often fr...
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We designed an educational activity for undergraduate students and assessed how this newly-constructed activity promoted students’ argumentation skills, thereby fostering their epistemic beliefs. This argumentation-based learning activity involved digital concept mapping. A quasi-experimental design involved pretests and posttests that were adminis...
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This book discusses instruction, learning, and assessment in higher education with an emphasis on several effective formative assessment tools and methods such as digital badges, reflective journals, and peer assessment used in learning environments comprising students of diverse, multicultural backgrounds. Each chapter provides a rich theoretical...
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This chapter reviews contemporary theory pertaining to culturally responsive assessment and discusses the multiple academic challenges encountered by minority students upon entering higher education. The call to address culturally diverse student populations’ unique learning needs by advancing culturally responsive assessment tools and methods is e...
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Purpose The COVID-19 pandemic has affected educational systems worldwide, forcing them to abruptly shift from face-to-face to online teaching and learning. This case study illustrates how a traditional lecture-based activity for undergraduate students in a Management of Health Service Organizations program was transformed into an argumentation-base...
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The ability to reflect on one’s learning is a fundamental and vital skill for lifelong learning. Therefore, developing students’ capacity to engage in reflective practices has been recognized as an essential goal in higher education and especially for preparing students effectively for their personal and professional development. Given the challeng...
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This chapter demonstrates how concept mapping can be used as an efficient instructional scaffold to support diverse students’ learning processes. It explores how these students design concept maps, use well-defined criteria for self-assessing the maps, and express their views on the use of concept mapping as an assessment method that measures and s...
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Feedback is a core component of the assessment process in higher education and an integral part of the learning experience, with a recent upsurge in scholarly attention being devoted to this domain. This chapter presents several contemporary aspects of feedback (seeking and giving) in higher education as perceived by students and teachers in multic...
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This chapter presents a collaborative group-learning activity designed for a multicultural learning environment and analyzes diverse students’ experiences and attitudes toward collaborating with students from a cultural background different from their own. The chapter attempts to equip higher-education teachers with useful information for designing...
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With the growing attention being devoted to the phenomenon of academic underperformance among ethnic minority students, which has been widely explained by lower motivation for learning compared to their majority counterparts, this chapter seeks to explore how digital badges can be used effectively within multicultural learning environments. Additio...
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Culturally responsive assessment strategies and methods provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning. One of these methods is peer assessment, which helps ethnic groups take ownership of their educational progress and assessment and, in a wider sense, enhances their involvement and inclusion in the classroom. In this chapter, mu...
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Student self-assessment mainly involves learners making judgments about their achievements and the outcomes of their learning. This chapter underscores the ways in which self-assessment can be used as a formative assessment method. In this chapter, students were encouraged to monitor and manage their digital literacy skills by developing the abilit...
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The main thrust of this chapter is to illustrate contemporary efforts to establish a culturally responsive culture of assessment in several multicultural academic institutions in Israel. This work might benefit assessment practitioners and aid in further theorization about how cultures of assessment can be developed in multicultural academic instit...
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A digital badge (DB) is an online display that acknowledges the achievement of skills and competencies through explicit evidence. Despite the fact that the Internet has opened such new opportunities for learning, little is known about the role of motivation for learning in this context. To address this void, this study hinged on two learning motiva...
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Background Self-regulation of learning is considered one of the key capabilities deemed essential for the healthcare system and its workers to cope successfully with the current challenges they are facing. Therefore, healthcare curricula are increasingly called upon to support self-regulation as a central learning outcome. With scant relevant publi...
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This study sought to delineate the implementation of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and peer- and self- assessment in a teacher training programme. This intervention was accompanied by measuring the participants’ perceptions of the PBL environment and the assessment methods used compared with those of other courses they were previously enrolled in. A...
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‘Power distance’ and ‘power relations’ are two concepts that have been repeatedly used to depict interactions between faculty and students, especially in uncivil learning environments. Different learning environments and corresponding pedagogical designs are often typified by different power relationships. The last several years have brought rapid...
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In this chapter, aspects of traditional teaching and learning are discussed in light of two concepts: ‘power distance’ and ‘power relations’. The underlying assumption in traditional education systems is that the communication of power by the teacher over the student is essential to the learning process. As a result, power often becomes central to...
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Although incivility is still primarily viewed as an organizational phenomenon, the definition of incivility has been recently extended to include social interactions and conflict situations beyond the classic dyadic relationship between employees and managers in work organizations. Drawing on Pfeffer’s (1981) work concerning the salience of social...
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This chapter focuses on individual-level precursors of academic incivility. Important personal resources, namely emotional and social competencies, are described and then linked to underlying personality traits, namely negative and positive affect. Once the personal aspects of academic incivility are clarified, the process in which individuals beco...
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Having introduced the overall concept of deviant behaviors, the present chapter introduces the theoretical roots of interpersonal mistreatment and examines the relationships between earlier and more recent conceptualizations of this phenomenon. A wide range of definitions and constructs that demonstrate different aspects of interpersonal mistreatme...
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In the last two decades, several typologies for mapping organizational deviance have been introduced. In this chapter, we discuss the general concept of organizational deviance by introducing a possible theoretical dichotomy of workplace deviance—deviance toward the organization itself and interpersonal deviance. This division is based on Robinson...
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Emotional intelligence, discussed at length in part two of this book, has been defined as a set of personal, emotional and social skills that help individuals deal with the demands and challenges of everyday life (Bar-On, 2006). High EI was found to contribute to pro social behaviors and to positive social interactions, while low EI was linked to a...
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Due to the scant work done thus far, the present mixed-methods study assessed Education students’ perceptions of and attitudes towards peer assessment (PA) and their effect on the perceived Transfer of PA practices to their future classes. 120 undergraduate multicultural students have participated in the study. The students were given two group ass...
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Case-based Learning (CBL) is perceived as an effective pedagogical approach to improving students’ ability to transfer knowledge, concepts and skills learned in schools to real-life contexts This study offers a new instrument that captures students' perceptions of CBL skills and their ability to transfer the knowledge and skills that they acquire t...
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This mix-methods study sought to assess the effect of semi-structured and unstructured reflective journaling (RJ) on 97 undergraduate students’ perceptions of their metacognitive awareness, classified into two main components: knowledge of cognition and regulation of cognition. Students’ entries were analyzed based on a guiding scheme. The Metacogn...
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This longitudinal quasi-experimental mixed methods study examined the potential of employing a gamified problem-based learning (hereinafter: the intervention) to increase digital literacy (DL) skills and creative self-concept among undergraduate students. The first step of the study was used to develop and validate an efficient measure of students'...
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The book introduces readers with theory and empirical findings related to uncivil behaviour in academic settings and discusses its precursors, implications and remedies. In the first part, we define academic incivility, its manifestations and dimensions, while distinguishing between academic incivility and workplace incivility. We then discuss the...
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This study examined the impact of constructivist-based activities in the classroom on students’ perception of their teachers’ authoritarian-based behaviors measured by their uncivil behaviors. It was postulated that teachers who use nonconstructivist activities in their classrooms might also demonstrate uncivil authoritarian-based behaviors. Data w...
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This study was aimed at detecting the most frequently-used teaching and assessment activities in secondary school science classes, identifying links between these variables, and revealing possible challenges in these processes. To this end, data were gathered from 155 secondary school science teachers in 56 Israeli public schools and 380 grade eigh...
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Informed by the Compensatory Internet Use theory, this study was aimed at revealing possible links between adults’ personality traits, Fear of Missing Out (FoMO), and Problematic Internet Use (PIU). Given the exploratory nature of this study, two statistical techniques were used: Smallest Space Analysis (SSA, a variant of multidimensional scaling),...
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As explicit administrative expectations to use meaningful inquiry-based instructional activities and formative assessment tasks might influence teachers’ classroom practices, this study assessed science teachers’ use of contemporary educational activities and assessment tasks above and beyond their conceptions of traditional teaching and learning a...
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With the growing attention paid to the role of Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) as a mediator, linking deficits in psychological needs to Problematic Internet Use (PIU), this study explored the role of FoMO in partially explaining the connection between parent–child communication and the child’s PIU. Data were gathered from 270 participants of whom 45.6%...
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This study was aimed at exploring links between adolescents’ deep and surface approaches to learning, Fear of Missing Out (FoMO), and Problematic Internet Use (PIU) by using Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM). The analysis corroborated the postulated positive links between surface learning, FoMO, and PIU. Moreover, the FoM...
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This study assessed several precursors that might be connected to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) practices enacted in classrooms, namely, science teachers' conception of traditional versus constructivist teaching and learning, their sense of efficacy, ICT efficacy, and ICT professional development. Data were gathered from 303 scienc...
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This study was aimed at assessing the assumption that maladjustment to college could lead some toward excessive social media engagement for leisure during class. Moreover, the mediating role of a new phenomenon termed fear of missing out (FoMO) linking maladjustment to college life to social media engagement was examined for the first time. Data we...
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As citizenship is lifelong and life-wide, the function of adult education is crucial to enable individual members of society to continue learning and improving their skills in the face of changing democratic societies. In recognition of the need to adjust higher education to democratic societies’ needs, this book focuses on examples of educational...
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Abstract The aim of this study was to assess the connection between students’ perceived constructivist learning environment and their involvement in activities unrelated to class work via social media engagement (SME), while considering the moderating role of their openness to diversity and challenge (ODC) in explaining both variables. Another aim...
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Incivility in the academic arena elicits a wide range of reactions: it interferes with learning, increases stress, feelings of disrespect and helplessness. Although reactions to incivility were mainly tested in workplaces, an extensive, robust framework to explain and measure responses to faculty incivility (FI) is yet to be offered. This study use...
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With the growing attention paid to fear of missing out (FoMO) psychological phenomenon in explaining social media engagement (SME), this mixed-method research measured the relative impact of FoMO on students’ SME for personal reasons during lectures. The moderating effect of culture (minority vs. non-minority students) on the connection between FoM...
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The increasing calls for diversity research signal a need to explore contemporary learning and instruction strategies that respond to diversity in courses and curricula. The major objective of this research was to measure the level of openness to diversity and challenge (ODC) among college students as a function of their perceived constructivist le...
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Abstract. Theoretical classifications suggest three key tenets of the constructivist learning environment:constructivist task, teacher-student interaction, and social activity. This study assessed two scales, measuring the perceptions of high school and college students of their constructivist learningenvironment. Facet theory (FT) approach with sm...
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. Theoretical classifications suggest three key tenets of the constructivist learning environment: constructivist task, teacher-student interaction, and social activity. This study assessed two scales, measuring the perceptions of high school and college students of their constructivist learning environment. Facet theory (FT) approach with smallest...
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This study was aimed at assessing the relationships between college students’ pre-entry factors, self-efficacy and motivation for learning, and the perceived constructivist learning in traditional lecture-based courses and seminars (SM). The study included 411 undergraduate third-year college students. Several scales were administered to the partic...
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This study assessed science students’ perceptions of the learning environment as a function of individual experiences of the teachers’ just (TJ) behavior. The personal Belief in a Just World (BJW) was considered as a resource that has the potential to enhance those experiences. Data were gathered from 306 high-school students by using three scales:...
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This study was aimed at constructing and validating a measurement to assess students’ responses to faculty incivility (FI). A mixed-method approach was implemented. A qualitative method was used to analyze responses to FI as described by college students. The results foregrounded four categories—exit, voice, loyalty, and neglect—in line with the th...
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The concerns about the consequences of mental problems related to use of social media among university students have recently raised consciousness about a relatively new phenomenon termed Fear of Missing Out (FoMO). Drawing on the self-determination theory and on the assumption that low levels of basic need satisfaction may relate to FoMO and socia...
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IntroductionIncivility is defined as an interpersonal misconduct involving disregard for others and a violation of norms of respect (Andersson and Pearson 1999). This phenomenon has been extensively investigated in workplaces (Pearson et al. 2000; Pearson and Porath 2005). However, only a few studies have focused their attention on the academic set...
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This study assessed the relationships between adjustment and maladjustment to college life and faculty incivility (FI). Two FI constructs were used: Active FI and passive FI. The first includes serious incivilities, such as personal comments or verbal attacks against students; the second pertains to more subtle incivilities, such as inadequate comm...
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Self-efficacy for learning, which refers to students’ beliefs in their capabilities to regulate their own learning, could determine students’ motivation and academic achievement and, therefore, is significant in the learning process. This study examined how educational efforts based on constructivist theory were associated with the self-efficacy be...
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One understudied aspect of first-year students' transition to college is their relationship with their parents. This study investigated the relationship between three parenting styles (authoritarian, permissive, and authoritative) and adjustment to college life of Palestinian-Arab young females. The aims of the study were to measure Palestinian-Ara...
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This study was aimed at formulating a model to examine the potential value of perceived constructivist pedagogical practices in decreasing tendency to neutralize (justify) academic cheating through a psychological outcome of academic self-efficacy (SE), in three academic learning settings: new learning environments (NLE), traditional face-to-face l...
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This study assessed the relationships between adjustment and maladjustment to college life and faculty incivility (FI). Two FI constructs were used: Active FI and passive FI. The first includes serious incivilities, such as personal comments or verbal attacks against students; the second pertains to more subtle incivilities, such as inadequate comm...
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The present study is aimed at comprehensively assess tendency to neutralize (justify) academic cheating as a function of individual experience of teachers’ just behavior and new learning environments (NLE), while considering the Belief in a Just World (BJW) as a personal resource that has the potential to enhance those experiences. Data were collec...
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The connections between three parenting styles (authoritarian, permissive, and authoritative) and three motivational constructs (extrinsic/intrinsic and amotivation for learning) of 202 Palestinian-Arab young females were tested. This study used structural equation modeling statistical method and smallest space analysis (SSA, a variant of multidime...
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This study was aimed at mapping features of constructivist activities in higher education settings, constructing and validating a new scale for measuring their presence in lecture face-to-face based environments (LBE), seminars (SM), and distance learning environments (DLE). A mix-method approach was implemented in three phases. The first phase was...
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This article examines the worldview of Haredi/Chabad women as they enroll for the first time in a non-Haredi institute of higher education in the Northern Galilee. Higher education is perceived as a means to escape extreme financial difficulties, and acquire better employment opportunities. For these women, who are both breadwinners and caregivers...
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This study examined the phenomenon of academic cheating while focusing on the unique and interactive effects of sociocultural variables on academic motivation, goal orientation and self-efficacy perception of 221 Muslim and Jewish female students. A mixed quantitative and qualitative research design with Multivariate-Analysis of Covariance, Step-wi...
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One of the main characteristic of democratic society is political participation. In order to insure its existence, a democratic society is demanded to grant its future citizens an experience in the democratic arena (Dewey, 1916/1944). This participation is not obviously guaranteed, and there is a need in persistent education system aiming at develo...
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The growing interest in the role of teachers as active nurturers of common moral democratic values and norms may be linked to the increasing dissatisfaction with the fruits of the postmodern peidocentric approach beginning in the second half of the 20th century. This approach offered a child-centred pedagogy that focused on the needs of the child a...
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This study aimed at investigating the personal background (gender and ethnic origin) of high school students with relation to the system of civic-democratic concepts, attitudes and activities (Amadeo, Torney-Purta, Lehmann, Husfeldt, & Nikolova, 2002; Torney-Purta, Lehmann, Oswald, & Schulz, 2001). The importance of examining these relationships is...
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Media literacy pertains to the ability to access information via new technologies, analyze, evaluate and communicate messages using a wide variety of technologies in the information era. Researchers point to an organic connection between constructing media literacy skills and consolidating civic-democratic society. Due to scarcity of research regar...
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The goal of this study was to validate the 3- aspect structure of the Right-Wing Authoritarianism scale (RWA) (Funke, 2005): submission, aggression and conventionalism, using Smallest Space Analysis (SSA) and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). This structure was examined in a sample of 436 Israeli high school students. The application of SSA yield...

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Several previous TEMPUS/ERASMUS+ projects were aimed at building capacity for HEIs to advance innovative teaching and lifelong learning. However, there has never been a project in Israel (IL) or Georgia (GE) focusing on course assessment tools. ASSET recognizes the main limitation of those former projects, namely their inability to effectively evaluate the developed and/or piloted learning environments, by means of Formative Assessment (FA). As FA is perceived as an integral part of student-centered education, the ASSET project will initially develop strategies to effectively integrate it into the practiced learning environments. The ASSET consortium provides the knowledge and pedagogical expertise aimed at developing and piloting creative and innovative assessment tools and methods adapted to the learning environments in use, and improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning within the IL and GE HE system, thus, bridging the gap between current educational goals and outcomes of teaching, learning, and assessment processes based on the principles set out in the Bologna process. CO-FUNDED by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union visit us: www.asset-erasmus.com
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