DR. SHIRA SOFFER-VITAL

DR. SHIRA SOFFER-VITAL

Lecturer, Departments of Education and Society and Business Administration (M.B.A. program)

CV   

 

  • Professional Experience:

    Dr. Soffer-Vital has broad experience in the Israeli educational system as a teacher in secondary schools, subject coordinator, curriculum developer, pedagogical supervisor of teaching staff and pedagogic director.

    She has also held a variety of positions at academic institutions, including: Research Projects Coordinator at the Hebrew University, lecturer in the Hebrew University School for Overseas Students, and academic advisor at the Weizmann Institute of Science. 

  • Education:
    2013: Ph.D., Education, Hebrew University.
    2004: M.A.,  Education, Hebrew University.
    2001: B.A., Education and Arabic Literature, Hebrew University. 

 

  • Subjects Taught:
    Organizational change, leading organizational change, academic writing, assessment in education, and basic concepts in student assessment, educational entrepreneurship, positive psychology, decision-making in management and planning educational programs.

 

  • Research Interests:
    Motivation, argumentation (debating), dialogue and social interaction, conceptual learning, learning in the information age, and collaborative creation of knowledge in technology-rich communities, epistemological thinking, and reasoning processes.
     
  • Publications:

     

1. Soffer. S. & Kareev, Y. (2011). The effects of problem content and scientific background on information search and the assessment and valuation of correlations. Memory and Cognition, 39, pp. 107-116.

 

2. Soffer-Vital, S. & Tabak, I. (2015). Warm Recognition for Teachers. Mofet Institute Journal, 55, April 2015, pp 44-48. Mofet Institute, Israel [Hebrew].

 

3. Weil, T. & Soffer S. (2007). Research on language teaching and acquisition: Teaching academic writing by students’ native language in the preparatory program for new immigrants at Hebrew University. Hed Ha-Ulpan, 92, 90-106 [Hebrew].

   

4. Soffer S. (2007). The Influence of education on the future of the State of Israel: Issues in contemporary reality as influencing educational design. Bulletin of the Zionist Council in Israel, 1, pp. 28-34. Awarded a prize for excellence in public administration in a competition including all Israeli universities [Hebrew].

 

5. Soffer S. (2006). The Role of the Pedagogical Coordinator (Administrative Tools), Manof Booklet for Managers and Officers, 15, 12-13 [Hebrew].

 

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