Associate Professor Zehavit Kohen


Zehavit Kohen, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology at the Technion and the head of the Mathematics Teachers Education & Development (MtED) lab. In her research, she focuses on the training and professional development of mathematics teachers, with a focus on researching the design and large-scale implementation of mathematical modelling tasks in a scientific-engineering context among professional communities of leading teachers, teachers, and students. Dr. Kohen has a B.Sc. in mathematics and computer science and a PhD in an integrated track in STEM education (summa cum laude) from Bar-Ilan University, which focused on developing pedagogical self-regulation among pre-service teachers in a technology environment supported by reflection in different foci. She was a  Visiting Scholar at the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) at Stanford University in the USA, studying the Hollyhock program for early-career mathematics teachers. During the years 2012-17, Dr. Kohen worked at the Faculty of Science and Technology Education and at the Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy; her research focused on methods for promoting STEM education in Israel.

  • Ph.D. – Education, Suma Cum Laude, Bar-Ilan University, 2011
  • M.A. – Educational Technology, Cum Laude, Bar-Ilan University, 2005
  • B.Sc. –  Computer Science and Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University, 2003
  • Teaching Certificate – Computer Science, Cum Laude, Bar-Ilan University, 2003
  • Mathematics teachers’ education and development.
  • Mathematical modelling in authentic STEM contexts