CURRICULUM VITAE

Yehoshafat Shafee Give'on, Ph.D.

19/a Beitar St., Herzlia 46432, Israel

 

Tel. at home: 972-9-9541674 Fax at home: 972-9-9540345

Mobile phone: 050-6987262

E-mail: shafee@giveon.com shafee@beitberl.ac.il

Degrees:

B.Sc.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June, 1962: Mathematics, Philosophy, and History and Philosophy of Science.

M.Sc.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, December 1963: Communication Sciences.

Ph.D

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, April 1966: Computers and Communication Sciences. (Ph.D. Thesis: The Applications of Categorical Algebra to Automata Theory (Advisors: L.C. Eggan, J.H. Holland, Y. Bar-Hillel, A. Brumer, and R.M. Karp).

 

Academic Education:

At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem:

 

1956 - 1957

First two years of undergraduate Physics;

1956 - 1962

M.Sc. Program in Mathematics, History of Philosophy of Science, Philosophy including M.Sc. Thesis on Automata Theory; advisor: M.O. Rabin);

1956 - 1962

Single courses in Chemistry, History of Visual Art;

1958 - 1961

The Undergraduate Program in General Philosophy with concentration on Ancient Greek Philosophy;

1958 - 1961

The Undergraduate Program in the History and Philosophy of Science;

1960 - 1962

First two years of undergraduate Experimental Psychology.

 

At the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan:

 

1963 - 1966

The Graduate and Ph.D. Program in (Computers and) Communication Sciences

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Academic Positions:

2007 Pres.

Head of The In-Service Professional Program of Information and Communication Technologies for Teacher Teachers, MOFET Institute.

2002 Pres.

Head of The Instruction Committee of The School of Inter-Disciplinary Studies, Beit Berl college.

2000 2004

Adjunct Associate Professor, Communication studies, The Faculty of the Humanities, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva.

1996 2002

Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba: In charge of teacher training programs at the School of Education, Beit Berl College, in Educational Informatics (developing programs, academic handling of students, managing the program, teaching). (The School of Education of Beit Berl College is the largest academic teacher training institute in Israel.)

1996 - 1999

Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba: Head of The Department of Computer Science Teacher Training Department at the School of Education (developing programs, academic handling of students, managing the program, teaching).

1993 - 1997

ORT Academic Teacher Training College (associated with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) at Givat Ram Campus: Head of the B.Ed. Tech. Program of Computer Science and Information Technology Teaching (the position included: developing the entire program of studies, designing the academic library, and getting the program approved by the High Education Council of Israel)

1989 - 1995

Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba: Head of the Center of Informatics - in charge of all teacher training programs in Computer Science, Computer Literacy, Basic Informatics Education and the Use of Informatics in Education (Head of the programs and lecturer: developing programs of study, long range and short range planning, including the design of the Academic Network of Beit Berl college and computer clusters for 4000 students, and the establishment of the Computer Facilities Unit of the college and serving as the head of the navigating committee for it).

1986 - 2002

Adjunct Associate Professor, Tel Aviv University, Graduate Program on Computers and Communication in Education, School of Education (designing and teaching courses on: The educational and cognitive applications of LOGO; Informatics as applied to Education; Cognition and Computation).

1989 - 1990

Academic Advisor to the staff of the unit of Computer Education and lecturer at Seminar (Teacher Training College) Haqibbutzim, Tel Aviv.

1985 - 1986

Head of the Teacher Training Program in Data Processing Vocational Teaching, Chitron Seminar, The College of Management, Tel Aviv.

1984 - 1989

Head of Teacher Training Programs in Computing Science and Educational Computing for University Graduates, at The National Center of Teacher Training for University Graduates, Givatayim, Israel (Head of the programs and lecturer).

1973 - 1984

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Tenure, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel. Teaching various courses in Mathematics, Logic, Computer Science and Philosophy of Science.

1972 - 1973

Vice Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Chairman of the Instruction Committee of the School, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

1969 - 1973

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel. Teaching various courses in Mathematics, Logic, Computer Science and Philosophy of Science.

1969 - 1972

Acting chairman of the Mathematics Department, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel (organizing the department, short range and long range planning. handling academic counseling of students, developing the Computer Science Program).

1968 - 1969

Research Associate , Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford CA, USA; (working with M.A. Arbib under R.E. Kalman, including teaching for M.A. Arbib in an Automata Theory course).

1967 - 1968

Lecturer of Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge MA,USA (teaching applied algebra courses, undergraduate level).

1966 - 1967

Research Associate in Applied Mathematics and IBM Fellow at the Aiken Computation Laboratory of Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA; (working under A.G. Oettinger).

1962 - 1966

Research Assistant in Computer Science at the Logic of Computers Group, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MICH, USA; (working under A. W. Burks and J. H. Holland).

1961 - 1962

Research Assistant in Experimental Psychology, the Department of Experimental Psychology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1959 - 1962

Research Assistant in Automata Theory at the Applied Linguistics Group, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (working under Y. Bar-Hillel).

 

Additional Professional Activities:

2001 - Pres

Member of the team of curriculum design of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Beit Berl College

2001 - Pres.

Teaching various courses on Computer Science, Educational Informatics, Philosophy of Technology, and the History of the Written Texts, in various programs of The School of Inter-Disciplinary Studies at Beit Berl College.

1999 - Pres.

Teaching various courses on Technology, Communication and Society, at the Division of Communication, The Faculty of the Humanities, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel.

2000

Member of The Internet Committee of The Ministry of Education, Israel

1999 - 2002

Academic in-charge of the In-Service Training Program in Educational Informatics Leading Teachers, of the Ministry of Education, the Central District, Israel.

1998 - 2000

Academic consultant of the Program of Computerization of the Israeli School System - Stage II, the Administration of Science and Technology, The Ministry of Education, Israel.

1998

Bezalel School of the Arts, Jerusalem: Teaching introductory computer science course to students of the Arts.

1996 - 1998

In charge of a 3 year project: From the culture of the book, to the culture of the computer, in 5 elementary schools in Israel, introducing an innovative methodology for educational informatics has been tested and applied - Under the Elementary Education Branch of the Ministry of Education, Israel.

1995 - 2000

Senior Member of the Dortmund-Beit-Berl Partnership Project, Head of the Israeli delegations, participant in symposia and planning meetings, both at Beit Berl and at the University of Dortmund, Dortmund, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

1994 - 1995

Head of an inter-college innovative study program development project: The Culture of the Computer, at the MOFET Institute of teacher training research and development, in Israel.

1991

Member of the main navigating committee of the Ministry of Education, on Policy of Educational Informatics.

1987 - 2000

Advisor and Counselor on the applications of computers in education and software evaluation to various units of the Ministry of Education.

1986 - 2001

Teaching basic courses in Computer Science and Educational Computing to graduate students at The School of Education, Tel Aviv University.

1988 - 1989

 

Teaching elements of Computer Science and advanced programming in LOGO and its applications to mathematics teaching at the School of Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1986 - 1993

Teaching mathematics and selected computer science topics to young gifted children at The Institute for Arts and Science Seeking Youth, Tel Aviv.

1985 - 1986

Teaching courses in basic computer science in the teacher training of vocational data processing program, Chitron Teacher Training Seminar, the Israeli College of Administration, Tel Aviv.

1984 - Pres.

Teaching various courses in Mathematics, in Computing Science, in Computing Science Teaching, and in the use of computers in Education, including the use of computers in Math Education, at various teachers training institutes and colleges in Israel

1979 - 1983

Teaching various courses in Communication, Philosophy, and Philosophy of Science, to teachers (in-service training) in Beer Sheva schools, Israel

1971 - 1983

Teaching and directing various in-service training workshops in Beer Sheva schools on the following subjects: Study techniques, Human relations and Communication

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Publications: Over 80 papers in English and Hebrew (including 2 books in Hebrew)

 

Personal References:

Prof. Dov Shinar, Dean of the School of Communication Studies , The College of Management, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Dr. Aharon Zeidenberg, Head of Beit Berl College, Beit Berl Post Office, 44905, Israel

Dr. Diana Keller, Head of the School of Inter-Disciplinary Studies, Beit Berl College.

Dr. Rina Barkol, Head of the Center for Professional Development, Beit Berl College.

 

Updated: August 10, 2007