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Biography
Dr. Haim Eshach
Department of Science and Technology Education
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Senior Lecturer


Email: heshach@bgu.ac.il


Qualifications

1998 Ph.D., Department of Education in Science and Technology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

1995 M.Sc., Department of Education in Science and Technology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

1990 B.A., Department of Physics, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel


Publications (Selected)

  1. Eshach, H. (2006). Science Literacy in Primary Schools and Pre-schools. Netherlands: Springer (196 pg).
  2. Eshach, H. (2009). Using Photographs to Probe Students’ Understanding of Physical Concepts: The Case of Newton’s 3rd Law. Research in Science Education (Published on-line first).
  3. Eshach, H. (2009). An Analysis of Conceptual Flow Patterns and Structures in the Physics Classroom. International Journal of Science Education (Published online first).
  4. Eshach, H. (2009). The Nobel Prize in the Physics Class: Science, History, and Glamour, Science & Education, 18: 1377-1393.
  5. Eshach, H., & Schwartz, J. (2006). Sound Stuff?: Naïve Materialism in Middle School Students' Conceptions of Sound. International Journal of Science Education, 28: 733-764.
  6. Ullmann, Y., Fodor, L., Meilick, B., Eshach, H., Ramon, Y. Meilick, A. (2006). The oral board examination for plastic surgery: Seeking a better way. Medical Teacher, 28: 360-364.
  7. Eshach, H., & Freid, M. (2005). Should science be taught in early childhood? Journal of Science Education and Technology, 14: 315-336.
  8. Eshach H. (2003). Small-group interview-based discussions about diffused shadow. Journal of Science Education and Technology. 12: 261-275.
  9. Eshach H. (2003). Inquiry-events as a tool for changing science teaching efficacy belief of kindergarten and elementary school teachers. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 12: 495-501.
  10. Eshach H., & Schwartz J. (2002). Understanding children’s comprehension of visual displays of complex information. Journal of Science Education and Technology 11: 333-346.
  11. Eshach H., & Bitterman H. (2002). From case-based reasoning to problem-based learning. Academic Medicine 78: 491-496.
  12. Chapters in collective volumes
  13. Eshach, H. (2003). Science Education in Early Childhood. In Kline P.S., Givon D. (Eds.). Windows to the world Art and Science – enriching learning experiences in early childhood (pp. 105-142). Tel Aviv: Ramot (In Hebrew). Educational materials
  14. Eshach, H. (2006). The Physics of Technological Systems: The solar water heater. Ministry of Education and the Israel Center for Science Education (MALAM).
  15. Eshach, H. (2006). The Physics of Technological Systems: The Microwave, Ministry of Education and the Israel Center for Science Education (MALAM).
  16. Eshach, H. (2006). Teaching Physics through Nobel prizes: The man and the Story Behind the Nobel Prize. Ministry of Education and the Israel Center for Science Education (MALAM).
  17. Eshach, H. (2006). Albert Einstein and the Photo Electric Effect. Ministry of Education and the Israel Center for Science Education (MALAM).
  18. Impact Mathematics: Algebra and More for the Middle Grades. Everyday Learning Corporation, Chicago (Senior author of the chapters: Probability and data for grades 6 and 8. (1999).