I am a lecturer at the University of Haifa in the Faculty of Education, head of the Technologies in Education Graduate Department, and member of the Mathematics Education Graduate Department.
My prime research interests draw upon two central aspects of human life: Statistical thinking and technology. The first refers to the kind of thinking involved in evaluating data-based claims that are used ubiquitously these days as a means of increasing credibility of arguments and of making decisions under uncertainty. These are important skills and ideas that all citizens should have and understand, and that should therefore be a standard ingredient of every student's education. The second, technology, is continually and rapidly transforming the way people communicate and collaborate, consume information and create knowledge, learn and teach. The availability of innovative educational technologies makes thinking about complex domains – such as statistics – more accessible to learners.
Garfield, J., & Ben-Zvi, D. (2008d). Developing Students’ Statistical Reasoning: Connecting Research and Teaching Practice. Springer.
Ben-Zvi, D., & Garfield, J. (Editors) (2004). The challenge of developing statistical literacy, reasoning, and thinking. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers (Springer). (423 pages.)
Ben-Zvi, D. (2007). Using wiki to promote collaborative learning in statistics education. Technology Innovations in Statistics Education Journal, 1(1).
Garfield, J., & Ben-Zvi, D. (2007f). How students learn statistics revisited: A current review research on teaching and learning statistics. International Statistical Review, 75(3), 372–396.
Chance, B., Ben-Zvi, D., Garfield, J., & Medina, E. (2007d). The role of technology in improving student learning of statistics. Technology Innovations in Statistics Education Journal, 1(1).