- Tova Michalsky
TOVA MICHALSKY, PhD, is a senior lecturer serving as head of the Learning and Teaching Sciences Department in the School of Education at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Her work combines several interrelated academic fields, where she draws on her expertise as an educational researcher and her extensive professional experience in teacher education. She developed the innovative PfS method for evolving pedagogical frameworks to develop preservice teachers’ Professional vision (PV) for Self-regulated learning (SRL) during participation in a preservice academic course entitled “SRL Teaching and Learning Methods.” During their university course, preservice teachers receive explicit PV scaffolding—pop-up prompts clearly indicating both when and what to notice and reason about—while analyzing SRL-teaching events from video cases of expert teachers. Vignettes depict both direct SRL-teaching (explicit and implicit strategy instruction) and indirect SRL-teaching (powerful learning environments). Many websites have been developed in Israel based on the PfS method for teacher education. Moreover, she collaborated with various countries in designing PfS-based teacher education curricula and was awarded second prize in the 2015 USA Competition for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Teacher Education. Relevant publications: Michalsky, T. (in press). Promoting pre-service teachers’ capacity to teach self-regulated learning through analysis of both teachers’ and students’ behavior. Computers and Education; and Michalsky, T. (2014). Developing the SRL-PV assessment scheme: Preservice teachers’ professional vision for teaching self-regulated learning. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 43, 214–229.
- Chen Schechter
CHEN SCHECHTER, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. His research areas include professional learning communities, organizational learning, learning from successes, educational leadership, systems thinking, and qualitative research methods. Relevant publications include: Shaked, H., & Schechter, C. (2017). Systems thinking for school leaders: Holistic leadership for excellence in schools. New York, NY: Springer. [Foreword by Michael Fullan]; and Schechter, C., & Michalsky, T. (2014). Juggling our mindsets: Learning from success as a complementary instructional framework in teacher education. Teachers College Record, 116(2), 1–48.