Faculty:Education in Science and Technology

Research Area / Fields

  1. Environmental education and informal science education.

Short Bio

Prof. Tali Tal is the Dean of the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, and the head of the informal science and environmental education research group. She received her Ph.D from the Technion, in 1998 and had completed post-doc at the University of Michigan. Since 2000, she’s a faculty member at the Technion. Her research focuses on learning science in informal settings, inquiry-based learning, environmental education and learning with socioscientific issues. Tali has published over 70 papers in prestigious research journals such as JRST, Science Education, Environmental Education Research and the International Journal of Science Education, and numerous book chapters that deal with her topics of interest. She served as an associate editor and as editorial board member of numerous journals. Tal was the President of NARST, A Worldwide Organization for Promoting Science Education through Research, and was the chair of the Ministry of Education Professional Committee of Environmental Sciences. She is one of the PIs of TCSS – Taking Citizen Science to School research center funded by the Israel Science Foundation and the Ministry of Education and co-PI, together with Prof. Hanan Alexander from The University of Haifa of the “Dialogue between Evolution and Faith” research funded by the Templeton Foundation. Together with Prof. Gail Richmond from Michigan State University, she is a co-PI on the Teaching Science Outdoors Urban Partnership NSF-DRK12 grant.

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