Tami Lapidot

tami_lapidot

 

lapidot@tx.technion.ac.il

I am the Executive Manager of "Machshava" - the Israeli National Center for Computer Science Teachers since it was founded in 2000 by "Malam" - the Israeli Center for Science and Technology Education.

The centers Hebrew name Machshava (a Hebrew word with connotations for both computer and thought) implies to our belief that in Computer Science Education there should be a strong emphasis on thinking processes.

I'm also acting as the chief editor of "Hebetim" (Hebrew journal for computer science teachers) since 1995, and as the "Machshava" web site content manager (http://cse.proj.ac.il)

 

Short academic history:

B.Sc. in Computer Science, Faculty of Computer Science, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

M. Sc. in Computer-Science Education. Department of education in science and technology, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Supervisor: Prof. Uri Leron. Educational aspects of programming languages (in Hebrew).

Ph.D. in Computer Science education. Department of education in science and technology, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Supervisor: Prof. Uri Leron. Computer science teachers' learning during their everyday work (in Hebrew).

 

Research interests:

         Computer science education

         Constructivism in education

         Teachers' thinking, teachers' development, teacher preparation, action research

         Conceptual development and conceptual change

         Discourse and activity theory

 

Samples of books, papers and conferences:

Hazzan, O., Lapidot, T., Ragonis,N. (2011) Guide to Teaching Computer Science: An Activity-Based Approach. Springer-Verlag London Limited.

Lapidot, T. and Aharoni, D. (2008). On the Frontier of Computer Science: Israeli Summer Seminars. Inroads the SIGCSE Bulletin 40(4), pp. 72-74.

Hazzan, O. and Lapidot, T. (2006). Social Issues of Computer Science in the "Methods of Teaching Computer Science in the High School" Course. Inroads the SIGCSE Bulletin 38(2), pp. 72-75.

Lapidot, T. and Hazzan, O. (2005). Song Debugging: Merging Content and Pedagogy in Computer Science Education. Inroads the SIGCSE Bulletin 37(4), pp. 79-83.

Lapidot, T. (2005). Teachers' Knowledge Construction as a Direct Result of Their Daily Work. ISCAR-2005, Seville, Spain, September 2005.

Hazzan, O. and Lapidot, T. (2004). The Practicum in Computer Science Education: Bridging Gaps between Theoretical Knowledge and Actual Performance. Inroads the SIGCSE Bulletin 36(4). pp. 47-51

Hazzan, O. and Lapidot, T. (2004). Construction of a Professional Perception in the "Methods of Teaching Computer Science" Course. Inroads the SIGCSE Bulletin 36(2). pp. 57-61.

Lapidot, T. (2004). Silence and Noise as Diagnostic Tools to Detect Learning Processes of Teachers. ICQM04 The first Israeli interdisciplinary conference for qualitative research methods, Tel Aviv, March 2004 (in Hebrew).

Paz, T. and Lapidot, T. (2004). Emergence of Automated Assignment Conceptions in a Functional Programming Course. The 9th annual conference on innovations and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE04), Leeds, UK. Proceedings of the 9th annual SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education 36(3), pp. 181-185

Lapidot, T. and Hazzan, O. (2003). Methods of Teaching Computer Science course for prospective teachers. Inroads the SIGCSE Bulletin 35(4), pp. 29-34.

Lapidot, T. (2002). Self-assessment as a powerful learning experience. The 7th annual conference on innovations and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE02), Arhus, Denmark.

Lapidot, T. (2002). Machshava The Israeli National Center for High School Computer Science Teachers. Poster presented in the 7th annual conference on innovations and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE02), Arhus, Denmark. Proceedings of the 9th annual SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education 36(3), p. 234

Levy, D. and Lapidot, T. (2002). Shared Terminology, Private Syntax: The Case of Recursive Descriptions. The 7th annual conference on innovations and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE02), Arhus, Denmark. Proceedings of the 9th annual SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education 36(3), 89-93.

Hazzan, O., Levy, D. and Lapidot, T. (2002). Promoting high school girl students in computer science. Position paper, Samuel Neeman Institute and The Israeli national teachers center of computer science. (in Hebrew).

Aharoni, D., Kyngos, C., and Lapidot, T. (2001). Discussion Group DG10 PCSE: Psychology of Computer Science Education. PME-25, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 2001.

Levy D., Lapidot T., and Paz T. (2001). Its just like the whole picture, but smaller: Expressions of gradualism, self-similarity, and other pre-conceptions while classifying recursive phenomena. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Workshop of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG2001), Bornmouth, England.

Lapidot, T. (2000). The Influence of Teaching Computer Science on the Development of Teachers' Content Knowledge. Ayala, Tel Aviv, October 2000 (in Hebrew).

Levy D. and Lapidot T. (2000). Recursively Speaking: Analyzing Students discourse of Recursive Phenomena. Proceedings of the thirty-first SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE 2000), Austin, Texas.

Lapidot T., Levy D. and Paz T. (2000). Teaching Functional Programming to High School Students. In Robson R. (ed.), Proceedings of the international conference on mathematics/science education and technology (M/SET 2000), San Diego, California.

Lapidot T., Levy D. and Paz T. (1999). Implementing Constructivist Ideas in a Functional Programming Course for Secondary School. In Felleisen M., Hanus M., & Thompson S. (eds). Proceedings of the Workshop on Functional and Declarative Programming in Education, Paris, France.

Lapidot, T. (1995). Learning and Teaching Computer Science in a Constructivist Approach. Ayala, Jerusalem Israel, February 1995 (in Hebrew).

Lapidot, T. and Levy, D. (1993). From Programming to Computer Science: Opportunities and Pitfalls. EuroLogo, Athens, Greece, August 1993.

Lapidot, T. (1989). Workshop on Misconceptions of High-School Students in Computer Science. LME-5, The Fifth International Conference on Logo and Mathematics Education, Kibuts Ramat-Rachel, Israel.

Lapidot, T. (1987). Object Oriented Programming (lecture and workshop). LME-4, Montreal, Canada.