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Sela, Hagit



HagitPicProfessor in Residence
School of Teaching and Learning

College of Education
University of Florida
2423 Norman Hall
PO Box 117048
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 301-385-2067
hagit.sela@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

Professor in Residence for the School of Teaching and Learning and the Lastinger Center for Learning, University of Florida. Works with middle school facilitators and their math teachers on implementing SunBay Digital Mathematics Program in Palm Beach and Broward counties. Teaches Graduate courses in the MAE online program, a job-embedded, inquiry focused graduate program for teachers of Mathematics. Research interests focus on using technology to improve students’ conceptual understanding of mathematics, and developing professional development that supports changes in teacher practice in the era of accountability and assessment of common core state standards. Previously, Math Test Development Specialist in American Institutes for Research, focused on using technology to best assess students’ conceptual understanding of mathematics.

Degrees

Ph.D.–Mathematics Education, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (2008)

M.Sc.–Mathematics Education, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (2000)

B.A.–Mathematics and Special Education, University of Haifa, Israel (1993)

Selected Publications

Bieda, K. N., Sela, H., & Chazan, D. (2014). “You Are Learning Well My Dear” Shifts in Novice Teachers’ Talk About Teaching During Their Internship. Journal of Teacher Education.

Chazan, D., Sela, H. and Herbst, P. (2012). Is the Role of Equations in the Doing of Word Problems in School Algebra Changing? Initial Indications from Teacher Study Groups. Cognition and Instruction. 30(1), 1-38.

Chazan, D., Herbst, P., Sela, H., & R. Hollenbeck (2011). Rich media supports for practicing teaching: Introducing alternatives Into A “Methods” Course. In Proceedings of the 35th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education,
(Vol. 1). Ankara, Turkey: PME.

Chazan, D., Herbst, P., & Sela. H. (2011). Instructional alternatives via a virtual setting: Rich media supports for teacher development. In O. Zaslavsky & P. Sullivan (Eds.), Constructing knowledge for teaching secondary mathematics: Tasks to enhance prospective and practicing teacher learning (pp. 23–37). New York: Springer.

Sela, H., & Zaslavsky, O. (2007). Resolving cognitive conflict with peers – is there a difference between two and four? In Woo, J. H., Lew, H. C., Park, K. S. & Seo, D. Y. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 31st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 4, 169–176, Seoul: Korea.

Zaslavsky, O., Sela H., & Leron, U. (2002). Being sloppy about slope: The effect of changing the scale. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 49(1), 119–140.

Textbooks

Graphical presentations & descriptive statistics, 1998 (V. Zegerson, R. Mizrachi & H. Sela) within the framework of the “Magal” Project (N. Movshovitz-Hadar, Director). Material for low achievers in high school mathematics. Published and disseminated by the Technion, Haifa.

Quadric equations & functions, 1998 (V. Zegerson & H. Sela) within the framework of the “Magal” Project (N. Movshovitz-Hadar, Director). Material for low achievers in high school mathematics. Published and disseminated by the Technion, Haifa.

Trigonometry, 1998 (V. Zegerson & H. Sela) within the framework of the “Magal” Project (N. Movshovitz-Hadar, Director). Material for low achievers in high school mathematics. Published and disseminated by the Technion, Haifa.

Sequences, 1997 (H. Sela) within the framework of the “Magal” Project (N. Movshovitz-Hadar, Director). Material for low achievers in high school mathematics. Published and disseminated by the Technion, Haifa.

Probability, 1998 (V. Zegerson, M. Leibovits, N. Libster, R, Mizrachi & H. Sela) within the framework of the “Magal” Project (N. Movshovitz-Hadar, Director). Material for low achievers in high school mathematics. Published and disseminated by the Technion, Haifa.