Shuly is an associate professor at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology at the Technion, where she leads the physics education track. She is also one of the incoming associate editors (as of January 2020) of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

Shuly is interested in the interrelations between instruction and learning. Her current work mainly focuses on students’ sensemaking of and with physics, the development and appropriation of disciplinary-based epistemic practices and habits of mind, and physics teacher education. You can read more about Shuly here, and about her research group and scholarly work here.

Postdocs and graduate students who are passionate about STEM education, have a solid background in physics and mathematics, and are interested in doing educational research in STEM, are warmly invited to apply.


B.A., Physics, Cum Laude, Technion (1992) Teaching certificate in physcs, Technion (1995)

M.Sc., Physics, Technion (1999) M.Sc., Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (2006) Ph.D., Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science (2009), Feinberg Graduate School (WIS) Dean's Prize

Postdoctoral studies - Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship for Career Development (2009-2012):

  • Department of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology (EMST), Graduate School of Education, University of California Berkeley (2009 - 2011)
  • Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, School of Education, Tel Aviv University (2011-2012).

For an updated list of publications visit

Physics education, explanations and sensemaking, meaningful learning engagements, epistemic and scientific practices, professional knowledge for teaching and instructional practices.