The researcher Dr. Shiry Avargil focuses on research in chemistry education in the aspects of self-efficacy, metacognition and conceptual understanding of both chemistry teachers (pre- and in-service) and chemistry students. Dr. Avargil conducted her doctoral research at the Technion and graduated at 2011. Between the years 2011-2013 she went to University of Maine, USA, where she conducted her post-doctoral research. Dr. Avargil uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods in the study of developing pedagogical content knowledge, assessment knowledge and professional development of chemistry teachers. Her research experience in educational reforms includes chemistry and science teachers' challenges with educational reforms and chemistry teachers pedagogical content and assessment knowledge. Her line of research connects between teachers' innovative instructional methods, innovative assessment method, and students' higher order thinking skills.
2018-Date Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
2014-2017 Lecturer, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.
2013-2014 Research Associate, Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. Technion, Haifa, Israel. Researcher at the Visionair project, a European infrastructure for high level visualization facilities.
2011-2013 Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate, the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center), University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA.
2011 Ph.D. (direct track), Department of Education in Science and Technology, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
2005 Teaching Diploma, Department of Education in Science and Technology, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
2002 B.Sc. Environmental Sciences, joint degree from the Chemistry and Biology Departments, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa Israel.