Ronit Shalev, PhD
“Only through education can the world become a better place.”
Why pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Education?
Studies in education encourage personal and moral growth; the development of rational and critical thought through the analysis of educational theories, approaches and methods; the fostering of creativity, multiple intelligences, and scientific excellence; and familiarity with therapeutic approaches.
The study program in the Education Department provides students with comprehensive academic education and tools for educational work. Educators require inter-disciplinary knowledge in various fields, among them: psychology, sociology, philosophy and childhood studies. In their work, educators combine theory with practical work in the field, in addition to using innovative technological approaches. The study program in the Education Department is experiential and includes practical experience.
1. Develop critical and rational thinking while examining theories, ideologies, educational approaches, values and education methods;
2. Cultivate multiple intelligences in education and scientific excellence, while studying therapeutic approaches and creativity;
3. Expose students to different types of formal and informal educational systems, for example the free (democratic) school;
4. Provide students with practical experience in different educational frameworks.
Applicants can apply to a direct Master’s degree track in Educational Counseling with a specialization in group facilitation. Graduates attain both a B.A. and an M.A. in 4 years!
Direct track applicants may also study towards a teaching certificate in Psychology and Sociology. The program includes distant learning classes one day a week during a single academic year in addition to a practicum one morning a week (in collaboration with Oranim College).
The major areas of research in the department focus on educational and consulting work with children and adolescents. These include: family and cultural patterns and their connection with mental and physical health, relations within the family, work and family, domestic violence, grieving and bereavement, crisis and stress, the experience of being an orphan in school, the emotional, behavioral, medical and cognitive ramifications of internet use by children and youngsters, AI in mental health, AI and advanced technology in psychological counseling and therapy, contemporary parenting, parental communication with children, childhood and school, childhood environments, parenting, relationships, communication, self-regulation and many additional subjects.
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Ms. Danit Shor