This compilation represents a summarized 'shopping list' for both students and teachers. It wishes to provide a general perspective to novel aspects of education, based on modern Learning Theories. For these of us who are somewhat confused by the Science Education terminology, a visit to a specific glossary (at USC) is recommended...

***Why is all that presented in English?***
This is mostly on purpose since most the educational and scientific literature, as well as dynamically updated source material is widely available in that language. Mastering English increasingly becomes a 'must' in your life-long learning capacity. The trade-off is that you may be exposed to a lot of junk... Make sure to fully understand both the text itself as well as the spirit, and develop critical thinking skills.
PC users may download the Babylon program (an on-line English-Hebrew dictionary) here.


  1. Human Relations
    • If you want people to like you, ask for their help.
    • If you are in charge of people, be firm but treat them as an equal.
  2. Reasoning Practices
    • In order to attack a new problem, try to see it as an instance of an old problem.
    • In order to find a solution, hypothesize a world in which the current problem wouldn't exist.
  3. Communication
    • Never say everything you know in one speech.
    • Always write in an easy-to-read, unpretentious style.
  4. Avoid logical fallacies Now in French (translated by Kate Bondareva ) too! (any volunteer for Arabic?)

More and beyond: an excellent reflection engine for educators.


  1. Learning Tips from Liverpool Hope University College:
  2. From elsewhere:
  3. Other recommended Student Learning Outcomes for reading, reflection and implementation.
  4. Specific Strategies in Biochemistry


  1. The exhalted (utopic?) Goals for Science Education in schools: Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy (AAAS Project 2061) and The Guide to Math and Science Reform
  2. Resources for Assigning, Responding to, and Evaluating Writing from Western Washington University (may require Acrobat Reader).
  3. Focus on a proper lexicon to use in class, according to Bloom's Taxonomy - Now in Hebrew and Bulgarian (translated by Albert Ward) too! (any volunteer for Arabic?)

TOOLS you can use

  1. Computers communication at BGU
    • How to connect to BGU from home. All you need is a computer, a modem, a phone line and a print-out of this link (in hebrew, available at the Unit's office).
    • Get an FTP (file transfer protocol), self-opening program for transfering files between computers (e.g., your's and BGU). Find out step-by-step instructions on how to install as well as configure it to work with BGU computers (and access many other sites).
    • Get Acrobat Reader from the BGU FTP site and run the downloaded file to install and configure the reader for your browser (Explorer or Netscape). This program enables you to read a universal internet format (Portable Document File, PDF) (including hebrew), extensively used for documentation. For instance: the PDF file BGUComp.pdf contains detailed instructions for connecting to the internet through the BGU server (includes links to more info).
    • Learn to use email proficiently. Detailed manuals for pine (through telnet, or pc-pine), Netscape or Microsoft Outlook express (comes with Windows/Office) are available in hebrew.
    • PERIODICALS ONLINE available when you connect from BGU.
  2. Tips for giving a good Presentation
  3. Tips for preparing a research manuscript from BioMed Central.
  4. Reflective Personal/Professional Development: Develop and maintain a portfolio. Detailed rationale and instructions from the Faculty of Education in Amsterdam.

Last update: Nov 2001- Claude Aflalo
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