Social & Political Sciences

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Barzilai Sarit

Department of Learning, Instruction and Teaching, Department
University of Haifa


I am a lecturer (assistant professor) at the Department of Learning, Instruction and Teacher Education at the University of Haifa's Faculty of Education and a PI in the Israel Center for Research Excellence (I-CORE) on Learning in a Networked Society 

Research Interest

My primary research interests focus on learners' epistemic thinking (i.e. thinking about knowledge and knowing) and digital literacy. I am particularly interested in studying learners' epistemic thinking in digital media contexts such as learning from multiple online information sources and from digital games. My research examines how learners’ metacognitive understandings of the nature of knowledge and knowing come into play when they engage in tasks such as evaluating and integrating conflicting information sources and reasoning about epistemic disagreement. I also engage, together with practitioner partners, in designing and testing curricula and scaffolds for promoting learners’ epistemic thinking and digital literacy in order to better understand the trajectories and mechanisms of epistemic growth.  

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