Curriculum Studies in Israel: Prospects and Prognosis A Colloquium - Wednesday February 23,2005

Monday, January 3, 2005

You are invited to join with scholars and students to explore questions of curriculum: conceptualizations, trends, challenges, and applications for the future.

The Colloquium is taking place under the auspices of The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport with the support of Hebrew Union College; The Kelman Center for Jewish Education, Tel-Aviv University; The Faculty of Education, University of Haifa; The Pinchas Churgin School of Education, Bar-Ilan University; The Department of Education, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; The Melton Centre for Jewish Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; The Department for Jewish Zionist Education, The Jewish Agency of Israel; The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies.

Our Schedule is as follows:

Wednesday Feb. 23, 2005

8:30 Coffee and registration

9:00 Greetings by Prof. David Ellenson, President, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
Rabbi Michael Marmur, Dean, Hebrew Union College
Rabbi Dr. Shaul R. Feinberg, Chair Colloquium Planning and Associate Dean, Hebrew Union College

9:30 Session #1:"Curriculum Studies Today: The University, Society, School

Prof. Yaacov Katz, Chair of the Pedagogic Secretariat of the Israeli Ministry of Education Culture and Sport, Prof. of Education, Pinchas Churgin School of Education, Bar-Ilan University
Response: Dr. Freema Elbaz-Luwisch, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa
Prof. Oded Schremer, Pinchas Churgin School of Education School of Education, Bar-Ilan University
Chair: Prof. David Zisenwine, School of Education, Tel-Aviv University, Head of Kelman Center for Jewish Education

11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Session #2: "The Changing Faces of Curriculum-An International Perspective: What Could We Learn From One Another?

"Prof. William Pinar, St Bernard Parish Alumni endowed Prof. and Co-Director of Curriculum Theory Project, Louisiana State University, President of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. 
Response: 
Prof. Miriam Ben-Peretz, Prof. Emeritus, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Former Head of the School of Education, Founder of the Center for Jewish Education.
Dr. Yehoshua Mathias, Faculty and Head of in-service Teachers Training, The School of Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Chair: Rabbi Dr. Shaul R. Feinberg, Chair Colloquium Planning and Associate Dean Hebrew Union College

13:00 Lunch Break

14:00 Session #3: Research and Curriculum Studies

a. Presenting in Hebrew:

Dr. Asher Shkedi, The Academic Director of the Teacher's Training Department, The School of Education and Melton Center for Jewish Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rabbi Prof. Hanan Alexander, Head of Center for Jewish Educationand Department of Overseas Studies, University of Haifa.
Chair: Prof. Tamar Ariav, Beit Berl College and Representative of Colleges of Education in Council for Higher Education in Israel

b.Presenting in English: 
Prof. Ismael Abu-Saad, Education Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Founder of Center for Bedouin Studies and Development.
Prof. David Gordon, Shane Professor for Education and Director of the Center For Educational Enhancement, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Chair: Dr. Sherman Rosenfeld, Director, Center for Project-Based Learning, Davidson Institute of Science Education, Weizmann Institute of Science.

15:15 Coffee Break

15:30 Session #4: Curriculum Studies and Jewish Education

a.Presenting in Hebrew:
Prof. Michael Rosenak, Mandel Institute, Melton Center for Jewish Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Dr. Rachel Korazim, Academic Director of Distance Learning Programs, The Department for Jewish Zionist Education, The Jewish Agency
Chair: Dr. Howard Deitcher, Director of Melton Centre for Jewish Education, Hebrew University, Mandel Leadership Institute

b. Presenting in English: 
Dr. Jen Glaser, Mandel Leadership Institute, Melton Center for Jewish Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Alex Pomson, Koschitzky Family Chair in Jewish Teacher Education, York University; Research Fellow, Hebrew University and Bar Ilan University
Chair: Dr. Brenda Bacon, Head of the track of curriculum, pedagogy and supervision in Jewish Studies, Schechter Institute 

17:00 Session #5: Teaching Curriculum: Questions, Concerns, Problems- The Impact of Research. 

Prof. Miriam Ben-Peretz, Prof. Emeritus, Faculty of Education,
University of Haifa, Israel, Former Head of the School of Education,
Founder of the Center for Jewish Education. 

Prof. William Pinar, St Bernard Parish Alumni endowed Prof. and Co-Director of Curriculum Theory Project, Louisiana State University, President of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. 

Chair: Rabbi Prof. Hanan Alexander, Head of Center for Jewish Educationand Department of Overseas Studies, University of Haifa. 

17:45 Reflections on Colloquium and Future Perspectives 

Rabbi Dr. Shaul R. Feinberg, Chair Colloquium Planning and Associate Dean Hebrew Union College 

Registration:
*Fee 150 NIS including lunch and refreshments
40 NIS for students
*Checks to Hebrew Union College 

*For further information please call: Ronit Charust 052 3703422


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